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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2020-8284): curl vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2020-8284): curl vulnerabilities

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
12/09/2020
Created
12/12/2020
Added
12/10/2020
Modified
12/17/2020

Description

Details for this vulnerability have not been published by NIST at this point. Descriptions from software vendor advisories for this issue are provided below.

From USN-4665-2:

USN-4665-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in curl. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Varnavas Papaioannou discovered that curl incorrectly handled FTP PASV responses. An attacker could possibly use this issue to trick curl into connecting to an arbitrary IP address and be used to perform port scanner and other information gathering. (CVE-2020-8284)

It was discovered that curl incorrectly handled FTP wildcard matchins. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause curl to consume resources and crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2020-8285)

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-curl
  • ubuntu-upgrade-libcurl3
  • ubuntu-upgrade-libcurl3-gnutls
  • ubuntu-upgrade-libcurl3-nss
  • ubuntu-upgrade-libcurl4

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