FreeBSD : curl -- cURL/libcURL Location: Redirect URLs Security Bypass (5d433534-f41c-402e-ade5-e0a2259a7cb6)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35770


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Secunia reports :

The security issue is caused due to cURL following HTTP Location :
redirects to e.g. scp:// or file:// URLs which can be exploited by a malicious HTTP server to overwrite or disclose the content of arbitrary local files and potentially execute arbitrary commands via specially crafted redirect URLs.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35770

File Name: freebsd_pkg_5d433534f41c402eade5e0a2259a7cb6.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/03/05

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:curl, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/03/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0037

Secunia: 34138

CWE: 352