CVE-2016-5420 Detail

Current Description

curl and libcurl before 7.50.1 do not check the client certificate when choosing the TLS connection to reuse, which might allow remote attackers to hijack the authentication of the connection by leveraging a previously created connection with a different client certificate.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-09/msg00011.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-09/msg00094.html Third Party Advisory 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2575.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2957.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3638 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuoct2018-4428296.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/92309
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1036537
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1036739
http://www.slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2016&m=slackware-security.563059
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3048-1
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3558
https://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_20160803B.html Mitigation  Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/GLPXQQKURBQFM4XM6645VRPTOE2AWG33/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/K3GQH4V3XAQ5Z53AMQRDEC3C3UHTW7QR/
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-47
https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-12-01.html
https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2016-18

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-285 Improper Authorization cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-5420
NVD Published Date:
08/10/2016
NVD Last Modified:
11/13/2018
Source:
MITRE