CVE-2016-8616

MEDIUM

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.

References

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuoct2018-4428296.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94094

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037192

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2486

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3558

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2016-8616

https://curl.haxx.se/CVE-2016-8616.patch

https://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_20161102B.html

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-47

https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2016-21

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-08-01

Updated: 2019-04-25

Type: CWE-255

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 2.2

Severity: MEDIUM