cURL/libcURL Remote Input Validation Vulnerability

medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801396


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.


An input validation vulnerability occurs when the application fails to properly sanitize a user-supplied fileptah part of an URL before passing it to the protocol-specific code. A remote attacker could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected application. (CVE-2012-0036)

Affected versions include versions 7.20.0 through 7.23.1.


Upgrade the affected packages; the next version of cURL that fixes the issue is cURL 7.24.0.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 801396

Family: Web Clients

Published: 7/3/2013

Nessus ID: 57897

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 1/24/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/24/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0036

BID: 51665