I've been starting to use libcurl to write some simple programs when I realized that the libcurl version that is integrated into Ubuntu 12.04 is way outdated, and contains several known vulnerabilities. The lastest version that is out (libcurl/7.34.0) does not have any known vulnerabilities yet.
$ cat test.cpp 
#include <iostream>
#include <curl/curl.h>

int main(int argc, char *argv[]){
    std::cout << curl_version() << std::endl;
    return 0;
$ g++ -o test test.cpp -lcurl
$ ./test | grep -o 'libcurl/\([^ ]\+\) '
$ lsb_release -r
Release:    12.04