Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : curl vulnerability (USN-1894-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67138
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionTimo Sirainen discovered that libcurl incorrectly handled memory when parsing URL encoded strings. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause libcurl to crash, leading to a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libcurl3, libcurl3-gnutls and / or libcurl3-nss packages.