Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : curl vulnerability (USN-818-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 40657
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionScott Cantor discovered that Curl did not correctly handle SSL certificates with zero bytes in the Common Name. A remote attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to view sensitive information or alter encrypted communications.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.