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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3498-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3498-2
Posted Dec 4, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3498-2 - USN-3498-1 fixed a vulnerability in curl. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM. It was discovered that curl incorrectly handled FTP wildcard matching. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive information. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-8817
MD5 | 26d30b6c5e75b0330e6d2d9aa3568ea6

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3498-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3498-2
December 04, 2017

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary:

curl could be made to crash if it received specially crafted
input.

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

Details:

USN-3498-1 fixed a vulnerability in curl. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that curl incorrectly handled FTP wildcard matching.
A remote attacker could use this issue to cause curl to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive
information. (CVE-2017-8817)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
curl 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.19
libcurl3 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.19
libcurl3-gnutls 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.19
libcurl3-nss 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.19

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

References:
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3498-2
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3498-1
CVE-2017-8817

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