Vulnerability identifier: #VU62641
Vulnerability risk: Medium
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.
The vulnerability exists due to curl attempts to follow redirects during authentication process and does not consider different port numbers or protocols to be separate authentication targets. If the web application performs redirection to a different port number of protocol, cURL will allow such redirection and will pass credentials. It could also leak the TLS SRP credentials this way.
By default, curl only allows redirects to HTTP(S) and FTP(S), but can be asked to allow redirects to all protocols curl supports.
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Vulnerable software versions
cURL: 4.9 - 7.82.0
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.