A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 17.10
curl could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially
crafted network traffic.
- curl: HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP client and client libraries
Peter Wu discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain SMTP buffers. A
remote attacker could use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following