cURL/libcURL 'tailmatch()' Function Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801394


The cURL program is a library and command-line tool for transferring data using various protocols, including HTTP, FTP, and LDAP. A vulnerable version of cURL was detected from the host.


A flaw was found in the way libcurl matched domains associated with cookies. This could lead to cURL sending the wrong cookie if only part of the domain name matched the domain associated with the cookie, disclosing the cookie to unrelated hosts. (CVE-2013-1944)

Affected versions prior to 7.30.0 are vulnerable.


Upgrade the affected packages; the next version of cURL that fixes the issue is cURL 7.21.7.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 801394

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2013/07/05

Nessus ID: 66206

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/04/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1944

BID: 59058