Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : curl vulnerabilities (USN-2346-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77701


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


Tim Ruehsen discovered that curl incorrectly handled partial literal IP addresses. This could lead to the disclosure of cookies to the wrong site, and malicious sites being able to set cookies for others.

Tim Ruehsen discovered that curl incorrectly allowed cookies to be set for Top Level Domains (TLDs). This could allow a malicious site to set a cookie that gets sent to other sites. (CVE-2014-3620).

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: 77701

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2346-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/16

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3613, CVE-2014-3620

BID: 69742, 69748

OSVDB: 111287, 111294

USN: 2346-1