Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : curl vulnerability (USN-2882-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88457


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


Isaac Boukris discovered that curl could incorrectly re-use NTLM proxy credentials when subsequently connecting to the same host.

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: 88457

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2882-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/28

Modified: 2016/10/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 7.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

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:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0755

USN: 2882-1