Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : curl vulnerability (USN-2474-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80826


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


Andrey 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.

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: 80826

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2474-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/01/19

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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: 2015/01/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8150

BID: 71964

OSVDB: 116807

USN: 2474-1