#VU29290 Improper Neutralization of HTTP Headers for Scripting Syntax


Published: 2020-06-25

Vulnerability identifier: #VU29290

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-8177

CWE-ID: CWE-644

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
cURL
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor: curl.haxx.se

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to overwrite files on the victim's system.

The vulnerability exists due to a logical error when processing Content-Disposition: HTTP response header in curl when executed with the -J flag and -i flags in the same command line. A remote attacker can trick the victim to run a specially crafted curl command against a malicious website and overwrite files on the user's system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

cURL: 7.20.0 - 7.70.0


CPE

External links
http://curl.haxx.se/docs/CVE-2020-8177.html


Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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