Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : curl vulnerability (USN-2097-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72278


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


Paras Sethia and Yehezkel Horowitz discovered that libcurl incorrectly reused connections when NTLM authentication was being used. This could lead to the use of unintended credentials, possibly exposing sensitive information.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72278

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2097-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/02/04

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

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:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/02/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0015

BID: 65270

OSVDB: 102715

USN: 2097-1