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Alpine Linux: CVE-2023-27535: Improper Authentication

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Alpine Linux: CVE-2023-27535: Improper Authentication

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)
Published
03/30/2023
Created
04/09/2024
Added
03/26/2024
Modified
04/09/2024

Description

An authentication bypass vulnerability exists in libcurl <8.0.0 in the FTP connection reuse feature that can result in wrong credentials being used during subsequent transfers. Previously created connections are kept in a connection pool for reuse if they match the current setup. However, certain FTP settings such as CURLOPT_FTP_ACCOUNT, CURLOPT_FTP_ALTERNATIVE_TO_USER, CURLOPT_FTP_SSL_CCC, and CURLOPT_USE_SSL were not included in the configuration match checks, causing them to match too easily. This could lead to libcurl using the wrong credentials when performing a transfer, potentially allowing unauthorized access to sensitive information.

Solution(s)

  • alpine-linux-upgrade-curl

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