Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : curl vulnerabilities (USN-3048-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 92815
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionBru Rom discovered that curl incorrectly handled client certificates when resuming a TLS session. (CVE-2016-5419)
It was discovered that curl incorrectly handled client certificates when reusing TLS connections. (CVE-2016-5420)
Marcelo Echeverria and Fernando Munoz discovered that curl incorrectly reused a connection struct, contrary to expectations. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libcurl3, libcurl3-gnutls and / or libcurl3-nss packages.