Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : curl vulnerability (USN-2097-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72278
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionParas 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libcurl3, libcurl3-gnutls and / or libcurl3-nss packages.