Published: 15 September 2021
A user can tell curl >= 7.20.0 and <= 7.78.0 to require a successful upgrade to TLS when speaking to an IMAP, POP3 or FTP server (`--ssl-reqd` on the command line or`CURLOPT_USE_SSL` set to `CURLUSESSL_CONTROL` or `CURLUSESSL_ALL` withlibcurl). This requirement could be bypassed if the server would return a properly crafted but perfectly legitimate response.This flaw would then make curl silently continue its operations **withoutTLS** contrary to the instructions and expectations, exposing possibly sensitive data in clear text over the network.
introduced by: https://github.com/curl/curl/commit/ec3bb8f727405 and https://github.com/curl/curl/commit/c5ba0c2f544653
Cvss 3 Severity Score
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
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