Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5079-1
September 15, 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


It was discovered that curl incorrect handled memory when sending data to
an MQTT server. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause curl to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2021-22945)

Patrick Monnerat discovered that curl incorrectly handled upgrades to TLS.
When receiving certain responses from servers, curl would continue without
TLS even when the option to require a successful upgrade to TLS was
specified. (CVE-2021-22946)

Patrick Monnerat discovered that curl incorrectly handled responses
received before STARTTLS. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to inject responses and intercept communications. (CVE-2021-22947)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 21.04:
  curl                            7.74.0-1ubuntu2.3
  libcurl3-gnutls                 7.74.0-1ubuntu2.3
  libcurl3-nss                    7.74.0-1ubuntu2.3
  libcurl4                        7.74.0-1ubuntu2.3

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  curl                            7.68.0-1ubuntu2.7
  libcurl3-gnutls                 7.68.0-1ubuntu2.7
  libcurl3-nss                    7.68.0-1ubuntu2.7
  libcurl4                        7.68.0-1ubuntu2.7

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  curl                            7.58.0-2ubuntu3.15
  libcurl3-gnutls                 7.58.0-2ubuntu3.15
  libcurl3-nss                    7.58.0-2ubuntu3.15
  libcurl4                        7.58.0-2ubuntu3.15

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

  CVE-2021-22945, CVE-2021-22946, CVE-2021-22947

Package Information: