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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3805-2
Posted Nov 2, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3805-2 - USN-3805-1 fixed a vulnerability in curl. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM. Brian Carpenter discovered that the curl command-line tool incorrectly handled error messages. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-16842
MD5 | ad62d890696a916e31139e292948c677

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3805-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3805-2
November 01, 2018

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in curl.

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

Details:

USN-3805-1 fixed a vulnerability in curl. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Brian Carpenter discovered that the curl command-line tool incorrectly
handled error messages. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2018-16842)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
curl 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.24
libcurl3 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.24
libcurl3-gnutls 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.24
libcurl3-nss 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.24

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3805-2
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3805-1
CVE-2018-16842

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