Advisories ยป MGASA-2014-0153

Updated curl packages fix multiple vulnerabilities

Publication date: 03 Apr 2014
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 3 , 4
CVE: CVE-2014-0015 , CVE-2014-0138 , CVE-2014-0139


Updated curl packages fix security vulnerabilities:

Paras Sethia discovered that libcurl would sometimes mix up multiple HTTP
and HTTPS connections with NTLM authentication to the same server, sending
requests for one user over the connection authenticated as a different user

libcurl can in some circumstances re-use the wrong connection when asked to
do transfers using other protocols than HTTP and FTP, causing a transfer
that was initiated by an application to wrongfully re-use an existing
connection to the same server that was authenticated using different
credentials (CVE-2014-0138).

libcurl incorrectly validates wildcard SSL certificates containing literal
IP addresses, so under certain conditions, it would allow and use a wildcard
match specified in the CN field, allowing a malicious server to participate
in a MITM attack or just fool users into believing that it is a legitimate
site (CVE-2014-0139).