Ubuntu 2474-1: curl vulnerability

    Date15 Jan 2015
    CategoryUbuntu
    59
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    curl could be tricked into adding arbitrary requests when following certain URLs.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2474-1
    January 15, 2015
    
    curl vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 14.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    curl could be tricked into adding arbitrary requests when following certain
    URLs.
    
    Software Description:
    - curl: HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP client and client libraries
    
    Details:
    
    Andrey Labunets discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain URLs when
    using a proxy server. If a user or automated system were tricked into using
    a specially crafted URL, an attacker could possibly use this issue to
    inject arbitrary HTTP requests.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 14.10:
      libcurl3                        7.37.1-1ubuntu3.2
      libcurl3-gnutls                 7.37.1-1ubuntu3.2
      libcurl3-nss                    7.37.1-1ubuntu3.2
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libcurl3                        7.35.0-1ubuntu2.3
      libcurl3-gnutls                 7.35.0-1ubuntu2.3
      libcurl3-nss                    7.35.0-1ubuntu2.3
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libcurl3                        7.22.0-3ubuntu4.12
      libcurl3-gnutls                 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.12
      libcurl3-nss                    7.22.0-3ubuntu4.12
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      libcurl3                        7.19.7-1ubuntu1.11
      libcurl3-gnutls                 7.19.7-1ubuntu1.11
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2474-1
      CVE-2014-8150
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/curl/7.37.1-1ubuntu3.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/curl/7.35.0-1ubuntu2.3
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/curl/7.22.0-3ubuntu4.12
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/curl/7.19.7-1ubuntu1.11
    
    
    
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