Ubuntu 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : curl vulnerability (USN-1346-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 57689
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Synopsis

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

Description

Dan Fandrich discovered that curl incorrectly handled URLs containing embedded or percent-encoded control characters. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted URL, arbitrary data could be injected.

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Solution

Update the affected libcurl3, libcurl3-gnutls and / or libcurl3-nss packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1346-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57689

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1346-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/25/2012

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurl3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurl3-gnutls, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurl3-nss, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/24/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/13/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0036

USN: 1346-1