Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : curl vulnerabilities (USN-2167-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 73514
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VPR Score: 4.2

Synopsis

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

Description

Steve Holme discovered that libcurl incorrectly reused wrong connections when using protocols other than HTTP and FTP. This could lead to the use of unintended credentials, possibly exposing sensitive information. (CVE-2014-0138)

Richard Moore discovered that libcurl incorrectly validated wildcard SSL certificates that contain literal IP addresses. An attacker could possibly exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to view sensitive information or alter encrypted communications.
(CVE-2014-0139).

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2167-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73514

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2167-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/15/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.2

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/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:10.04:-: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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/14/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/15/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0138, CVE-2014-0139

BID: 66457, 66458

USN: 2167-1