#VU73831 Information disclosure in cURL

Published: 2023-03-20

Vulnerability identifier: #VU73831

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2023-27538


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 gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to the way libcurl handles previously used connections in a connection pool for subsequent transfers. Several SSH settings were left out from the configuration match checks, resulting in erroneous matches for different resources. As a result, libcurl can send authentication string from one resource to another, exposing credentials to a third-party.

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Vulnerable software versions

cURL: 7.16.1 - 7.88.1

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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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