Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : curl vulnerabilities (USN-3048-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 92815

Synopsis

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

Description

Bru 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.
(CVE-2016-5421).

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.

Solution

Update the affected libcurl3, libcurl3-gnutls and / or libcurl3-nss packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3048-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92815

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3048-1.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/08/09

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/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:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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: 2016/08/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5419, CVE-2016-5420, CVE-2016-5421

USN: 3048-1