[USN-5079-3] curl vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Sep 21 12:37:57 UTC 2021

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5079-3
September 21, 2021

curl vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


USN-5079-1 introduced a regression in curl.

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


USN-5079-1 fixed vulnerabilities in curl. One of the fixes introduced a
regression on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

 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 18.04 LTS:
  curl                            7.58.0-2ubuntu3.16
  libcurl3-gnutls                 7.58.0-2ubuntu3.16
  libcurl3-nss                    7.58.0-2ubuntu3.16
  libcurl4                        7.58.0-2ubuntu3.16

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


Package Information:

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