Vulnerability identifier: #VU62640
Vulnerability risk: Medium
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass authentication process.
The vulnerability exists due to an error when re-using OAUTH2 connections for SASL-enabled protocols, such as SMPTP(S), IMAP(S), POP3(S) and LDAP(S) (openldap only). libcurl may reuse OAUTH2-authenticated connections without properly making sure that the connection was authenticated with the same credentials as set for this transfer. As a result, a connection that is successfully created and authenticated with a user name + OAUTH2 bearer can subsequently be erroneously reused even for user + [other OAUTH2 bearer], even though that might not even be a valid bearer.
A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability against applications intended for use in multi-user environments to bypass authentication and gain unauthorized access to victim's accounts.
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Vulnerable software versions
cURL: 7.33.0 - 7.82.0
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?