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Ubuntu alert USN-1801-1 (curl)

From:  Seth Arnold <>
Subject:  [USN-1801-1] curl vulnerability
Date:  Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:59:19 -0700
Message-ID:  <20130416015919.GA28400@hunt>
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1801-1 April 16, 2013 curl vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 12.10 - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Ubuntu 11.10 - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Summary: Applications using libcurl could be made to expose sensitive information over the network. Software Description: - curl: HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP client and client libraries Details: YAMADA Yasuharu discovered that libcurl was vulnerable to a cookie leak when doing requests across domains with matching tails. curl did not properly restrict cookies to domains and subdomains. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted URL, an attacker could read cookie values stored by unrelated webservers. Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 12.10: curl 7.27.0-1ubuntu1.2 libcurl3 7.27.0-1ubuntu1.2 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: curl 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.1 libcurl3 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.1 Ubuntu 11.10: curl 7.21.6-3ubuntu3.3 libcurl3 7.21.6-3ubuntu3.3 Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: curl 7.19.7-1ubuntu1.2 libcurl3 7.19.7-1ubuntu1.2 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: curl 7.18.0-1ubuntu2.4 libcurl3 7.18.0-1ubuntu2.4 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes. References: CVE-2013-1944 Package Information: -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

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