Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : curl vulnerability (USN-2399-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 79119

Synopsis

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

Description

Symeon Paraschoudis discovered that curl incorrectly handled memory when being used with CURLOPT_COPYPOSTFIELDS and curl_easy_duphandle().
This may result in sensitive data being incorrectly sent to the remote server.

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/2399-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79119

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2399-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/11/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: 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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/10/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/15/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3707

USN: 2399-1