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Ubuntu: USN-3123-1 (CVE-2016-8616): curl vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu: USN-3123-1 (CVE-2016-8616): curl vulnerabilities

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
11/03/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/03/2016
Modified
03/02/2020

Description

A flaw was found in curl before version 7.51.0 When re-using a connection, curl was doing case insensitive comparisons of user name and password with the existing connections. This means that if an unused connection with proper credentials exists for a protocol that has connection-scoped credentials, an attacker can cause that connection to be reused if s/he knows the case-insensitive version of the correct password.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libcurl3
  • ubuntu-upgrade-libcurl3-gnutls
  • ubuntu-upgrade-libcurl3-nss

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