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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
USN-4129-2: curl vulnerability
13 September 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2019-5482
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USN-4129-2: curl vulnerability
12 September 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
o Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
o Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
curl could be made to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code if it
incorrectly handled memory during TFTP transfers.
o curl - HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP client and client libraries
USN-4129-1 fixed a vulnerability in curl. This update provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and 14.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
Thomas Vegas discovered that curl incorrectly handled memory during TFTP
transfers. A remote attacker could use this issue to crash curl, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
curl - 7.35.0-1ubuntu2.20+esm3
libcurl3 - 7.35.0-1ubuntu2.20+esm3
libcurl3-gnutls - 7.35.0-1ubuntu2.20+esm3
libcurl3-nss - 7.35.0-1ubuntu2.20+esm3
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
curl - 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.27
libcurl3 - 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.27
libcurl3-gnutls - 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.27
libcurl3-nss - 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.27
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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