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cURL/libcURL HTTP 'Location:' Redirect Security Bypass Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6074

The redirect implementation in curl and libcurl 5.11 through 7.19.3 when CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION is enabled accepts arbitrary Location values which might allow remote HTTP servers to (1) trigger arbitrary requests to intranet servers (2) read or overwrite arbitrary files via a redirect to a file: URL or (3) execute arbitrary commands via a redirect to an scp: URL.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-0037
Product(s):