USN-1721-1: curl vulnerability
12 February 2013
curl could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a malicious URL.
- curl - HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP client and client libraries
It was discovered that curl incorrectly handled SASL authentication when
communicating over POP3, SMTP or IMAP. If a user or automated system were
tricked into processing a specially crafted URL, an attacker could cause
a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. The default
compiler options for affected releases should reduce the vulnerability to a
denial of service.