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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 92815
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VPR Score: 6.7

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: Medium

ID: 92815

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3048-1.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/9/2016

Updated: 5/11/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/8/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/10/2016

Reference Information

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

USN: 3048-1