Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 21.10 / 22.04 LTS : curl vulnerabilities (USN-5412-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 161058

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 21.10 / 22.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-5412-1 advisory.

- libcurl would reuse a previously created connection even when a TLS or SSHrelated option had been changed that should have prohibited reuse.libcurl keeps previously used connections in a connection pool for subsequenttransfers to reuse if one of them matches the setup. However, several TLS andSSH settings were left out from the configuration match checks, making themmatch too easily. (CVE-2022-27782)

- The curl URL parser wrongly accepts percent-encoded URL separators like '/'when decoding the host name part of a URL, making it a *different* URL usingthe wrong host name when it is later retrieved.For example, a URL like `http://example.com%2F127.0.0.1/`, would be allowed bythe parser and get transposed into `http://example.com/127.0.0.1/`. This flawcan be used to circumvent filters, checks and more.
(CVE-2022-27780)

- libcurl provides the `CURLOPT_CERTINFO` option to allow applications torequest details to be returned about a server's certificate chain.Due to an erroneous function, a malicious server could make libcurl built withNSS get stuck in a never-ending busy-loop when trying to retrieve thatinformation.
(CVE-2022-27781)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5412-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 161058

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5412-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/11/2022

Updated: 6/13/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-27782

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:21.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurl3-gnutls, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurl3-nss, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurl4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurl4-gnutls-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurl4-nss-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurl4-openssl-dev

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/11/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/11/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-27780, CVE-2022-27781, CVE-2022-27782

USN: 5412-1

IAVA: 2022-A-0224