Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : curl vulnerability (USN-3765-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 154827

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

It was discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3765-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 154827

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3765-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/2/2021

Updated: 11/5/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-14618

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurl3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurl3-gnutls, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurl3-nss, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurl4, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/17/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/5/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14618

USN: 3765-1