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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3648-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3648-1
Posted May 16, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3648-1 - Dario Weisser discovered that curl incorrectly handled long FTP server command replies. If a user or automated system were tricked into connecting to a malicious FTP server, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 17.10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Max Dymond discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain RTSP responses. If a user or automated system were tricked into connecting to a malicious server, 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, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-1000300, CVE-2018-1000301, CVE-2018-1000303
MD5 | 61182442578b6aa2ee7114cf2de837a2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3648-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3648-1
May 16, 2018

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in curl.

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

Details:

Dario Weisser discovered that curl incorrectly handled long FTP server
command replies. If a user or automated system were tricked into connecting
to a malicious FTP server, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause
curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 17.10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
(CVE-2018-1000300)

Max Dymond discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain RTSP responses.
If a user or automated system were tricked into connecting to a malicious
server, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause curl to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive information.
(CVE-2018-1000301)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
curl 7.58.0-2ubuntu3.1
libcurl3-gnutls 7.58.0-2ubuntu3.1
libcurl3-nss 7.58.0-2ubuntu3.1
libcurl4 7.58.0-2ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 17.10:
curl 7.55.1-1ubuntu2.5
libcurl3 7.55.1-1ubuntu2.5
libcurl3-gnutls 7.55.1-1ubuntu2.5
libcurl3-nss 7.55.1-1ubuntu2.5

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
curl 7.47.0-1ubuntu2.8
libcurl3 7.47.0-1ubuntu2.8
libcurl3-gnutls 7.47.0-1ubuntu2.8
libcurl3-nss 7.47.0-1ubuntu2.8

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
curl 7.35.0-1ubuntu2.16
libcurl3 7.35.0-1ubuntu2.16
libcurl3-gnutls 7.35.0-1ubuntu2.16
libcurl3-nss 7.35.0-1ubuntu2.16

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3648-1
CVE-2018-1000300, CVE-2018-1000301, CVE-2018-1000303

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/curl/7.58.0-2ubuntu3.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/curl/7.55.1-1ubuntu2.5
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/curl/7.47.0-1ubuntu2.8
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/curl/7.35.0-1ubuntu2.16

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