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CVE-2016-8616

Published: 2 November 2016

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.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 5.9

Status

Package Release Status
curl
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise
Released (7.22.0-3ubuntu4.17)
trusty
Released (7.35.0-1ubuntu2.10)
upstream
Released (7.51.0)
xenial
Released (7.47.0-1ubuntu2.2)
yakkety
Released (7.50.1-1ubuntu1.1)
zesty
Released (7.50.1-1ubuntu2)