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curl -- multiple vulnerabilities

Affected packages
curl < 7.86.0


VuXML ID 0f99a30c-7b4b-11ed-9168-080027f5fec9
Discovery 2022-10-26
Entry 2022-12-14

Daniel Stenberg reports:

CVE-2022-32221: POST following PUT confusion
When doing HTTP(S) transfers, libcurl might erroneously use the read callback (CURLOPT_READFUNCTION) to ask for data to send, even when the CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS option has been set, if the same handle previously was used to issue a PUT request which used that callback. This flaw may surprise the application and cause it to misbehave and either send off the wrong data or use memory after free or similar in the subsequent POST request. The problem exists in the logic for a reused handle when it is changed from a PUT to a POST.
CVE-2022-35260: .netrc parser out-of-bounds access
curl can be told to parse a .netrc file for credentials. If that file ends in a line with consecutive non-white space letters and no newline, curl could read past the end of the stack-based buffer, and if the read works, write a zero byte possibly beyond its boundary. This will in most cases cause a segfault or similar, but circumstances might also cause different outcomes. If a malicious user can provide a custom netrc file to an application or otherwise affect its contents, this flaw could be used as denial-of-service.
CVE-2022-42915: HTTP proxy double-free
f curl is told to use an HTTP proxy for a transfer with a non-HTTP(S) URL, it sets up the connection to the remote server by issuing a CONNECT request to the proxy, and then tunnels the rest of protocol through. An HTTP proxy might refuse this request (HTTP proxies often only allow outgoing connections to specific port numbers, like 443 for HTTPS) and instead return a non-200 response code to the client. Due to flaws in the error/cleanup handling, this could trigger a double-free in curl if one of the following schemes were used in the URL for the transfer: dict, gopher, gophers, ldap, ldaps, rtmp, rtmps, telnet
CVE-2022-42916: HSTS bypass via IDN
curl's HSTS check could be bypassed to trick it to keep using HTTP. Using its HSTS support, curl can be instructed to use HTTPS directly instead of using an insecure clear-text HTTP step even when HTTP is provided in the URL. This mechanism could be bypassed if the host name in the given URL uses IDN characters that get replaced to ASCII counterparts as part of the IDN conversion. Like using the character UTF-8 U+3002 (IDEOGRAPHIC FULL STOP) instead of the common ASCII full stop (U+002E) .. Like this: http://curl。se。


CVE Name CVE-2022-32221
CVE Name CVE-2022-35260
CVE Name CVE-2022-42915
CVE Name CVE-2022-42916