Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : curl vulnerability (USN-2474-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80826
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAndrey Labunets discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain URLs when using a proxy server. If a user or automated system were tricked into using a specially crafted URL, an attacker could possibly use this issue to inject arbitrary HTTP requests.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libcurl3, libcurl3-gnutls and / or libcurl3-nss packages.