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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-5420: Security patch for curl (ALAS-2016-730)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-5420: Security patch for curl (ALAS-2016-730)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
08/10/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/22/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

curl and libcurl before 7.50.1 do not check the client certificate when choosing the TLS connection to reuse, which might allow remote attackers to hijack the authentication of the connection by leveraging a previously created connection with a different client certificate.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-curl

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-curl

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