GLSA-200903-21 : cURL: Arbitrary file access

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35819


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-21 (cURL: Arbitrary file access)

David Kierznowski reported that the redirect implementation accepts arbitrary Location values when CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION is enabled.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly exploit this vulnerability to make remote HTTP servers trigger arbitrary requests to intranet servers and read or overwrite arbitrary files via a redirect to a file: URL, or, if the libssh2 USE flag is enabled, execute arbitrary commands via a redirect to an scp: URL.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All cURL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/curl-7.19.4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35819

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200903-21.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Published: 2009/03/10

Updated: 2018/07/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:curl, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0037

BID: 33962

GLSA: 200903-21

CWE: 352