A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
curl could be made to crash if it received specially crafted
- curl: HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP client and client libraries
USN-3498-1 fixed a vulnerability in curl. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that curl incorrectly handled FTP wildcard matching.
A remote attacker could use this issue to cause curl to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following