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cURL: Arbitrary file access



cURL: Arbitrary file access
cURL: Arbitrary file access



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200903-21
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: cURL: Arbitrary file access
      Date: March 09, 2009
      Bugs: #260361
        ID: 200903-21

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in cURL may allow for arbitrary file access.

Background
=========
cURL is a command line tool for transferring files with URL syntax,
supporting numerous protocols.

Affected packages
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     Package        /  Vulnerable  /                        Unaffected
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  1  net-misc/curl      < 7.19.4                             >= 7.19.4

Description
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All cURL users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/curl-7.19.4"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2009-0037
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0037 

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200903-21.xml 

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 


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