CVE-2021-22926

high

Description

libcurl-using applications can ask for a specific client certificate to be used in a transfer. This is done with the `CURLOPT_SSLCERT` option (`--cert` with the command line tool).When libcurl is built to use the macOS native TLS library Secure Transport, an application can ask for the client certificate by name or with a file name - using the same option. If the name exists as a file, it will be used instead of by name.If the appliction runs with a current working directory that is writable by other users (like `/tmp`), a malicious user can create a file name with the same name as the app wants to use by name, and thereby trick the application to use the file based cert instead of the one referred to by name making libcurl send the wrong client certificate in the TLS connection handshake.

References

https://hackerone.com/reports/1234760

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cdev.kafka.apache.org%3E

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cusers.kafka.apache.org%3E

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cdev.kafka.apache.org%3E

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cusers.kafka.apache.org%3E

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20210902-0003/

https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpuoct2021.html

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20211022-0003/

https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpujan2022.html

https://cert-portal.siemens.com/productcert/pdf/ssa-389290.pdf

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-08-05

Updated: 2022-05-16

Type: CWE-295

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 5

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH