Insufficiently Protected Credentials Affecting curl package, versions <0:7.61.1-18.el8_4.1



    Attack Complexity Low
    User Interaction Required
    Confidentiality High
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5.3 medium
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Red Hat
5.7 medium

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-CENTOS8-CURL-2119427
  • published 26 Jul 2021
  • disclosed 21 Jul 2021

How to fix?

Upgrade Centos:8 curl to version 0:7.61.1-18.el8_4.1 or higher.

NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply only to the upstream curl package and not the curl package as distributed by Centos:8. See How to fix? for Centos:8 relevant fixed versions and status.

When curl is instructed to get content using the metalink feature, and a user name and password are used to download the metalink XML file, those same credentials are then subsequently passed on to each of the servers from which curl will download or try to download the contents from. Often contrary to the user's expectations and intentions and without telling the user it happened.