Curl < 7.16.4 Expired Certificate Access Restriction Bypass

High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801388


The remote host may allow access to unauthorized websites via an expired certificate.


The remote host is running Curl, a download client for various protocols. This version of Curl is vulnerable to an authentication flaw in the GnuTLS certificate verification routine. An attacker exploiting this flaw would be able to use an expired certificate.


Upgrade to version 7.16.4 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 801388

File Name: 801388.prm

Family: Web Clients

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 2.9

Temporal Score: 2.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3564

BID: 24938