Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : curl vulnerability (USN-2399-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79119
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionSymeon 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected libcurl3, libcurl3-gnutls and / or libcurl3-nss packages.