Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5021-1
July 22, 2021

curl vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 21.04
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in curl.

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


Harry Sintonen and Tomas Hoger discovered that curl incorrectly handled
TELNET connections when the -t option was used on the command line.
Uninitialized data possibly containing sensitive information could be sent
to the remote server, contrary to expectations. (CVE-2021-22898,

Harry Sintonen discovered that curl incorrectly reused connections in the
connection pool. This could result in curl reusing the wrong connections.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 21.04:
  curl                            7.74.0-1ubuntu2.1
  libcurl3-gnutls                 7.74.0-1ubuntu2.1
  libcurl3-nss                    7.74.0-1ubuntu2.1
  libcurl4                        7.74.0-1ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  curl                            7.68.0-1ubuntu2.6
  libcurl3-gnutls                 7.68.0-1ubuntu2.6
  libcurl3-nss                    7.68.0-1ubuntu2.6
  libcurl4                        7.68.0-1ubuntu2.6

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  curl                            7.58.0-2ubuntu3.14
  libcurl3-gnutls                 7.58.0-2ubuntu3.14
  libcurl3-nss                    7.58.0-2ubuntu3.14
  libcurl4                        7.58.0-2ubuntu3.14

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

  CVE-2021-22898, CVE-2021-22924, CVE-2021-22925

Package Information: