#VU63004 Improper control of a resource through its lifetime in cURL

Published: 2022-05-11

Vulnerability identifier: #VU63004

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 2.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-27778


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor: curl.haxx.se


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to delete files on the system.

The vulnerability exists in the curl command line tool when --no-clobber is used together with --remove-on-error. A remote attacker can trick the victim to connect to a malicious server and force the command line tool to remove unexpected files.

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Vulnerable software versions

cURL: 7.83.0

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Q & A

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.

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