=========================================================================Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1721-1
February 12, 2013

curl vulnerability
=========================================================================
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.10

Summary:

curl could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a malicious URL.

Software Description:
- curl: HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP client and client libraries

Details:

It was discovered that curl incorrectly handled SASL authentication when
communicating over POP3, SMTP or IMAP. If a user or automated system were
tricked into processing a specially crafted URL, an attacker could cause
a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. The default
compiler options for affected releases should reduce the vulnerability to a
denial of service.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 12.10:
  libcurl3                        7.27.0-1ubuntu1.1
  libcurl3-gnutls                 7.27.0-1ubuntu1.1
  libcurl3-nss                    7.27.0-1ubuntu1.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-1721-1
  CVE-2013-0249

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/curl/7.27.0-1ubuntu1.1


Ubuntu 1721-1: curl vulnerability

February 12, 2013
curl could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a malicious URL.

Summary

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 12.10: libcurl3 7.27.0-1ubuntu1.1 libcurl3-gnutls 7.27.0-1ubuntu1.1 libcurl3-nss 7.27.0-1ubuntu1.1 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-1721-1

CVE-2013-0249

Severity
February 12, 2013

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/curl/7.27.0-1ubuntu1.1

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