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CVE-2016-8616 Detail

Current Description

A flaw was found in curl before version 7.51.0 When re-using a connection, curl was doing case insensitive comparisons of user name and password with the existing connections. This means that if an unused connection with proper credentials exists for a protocol that has connection-scoped credentials, an attacker can cause that connection to be reused if s/he knows the case-insensitive version of the correct password.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 5.9 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  Red Hat, Inc.
Base Score: 3.7 LOW
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuoct2018-4428296.html Patch
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94094 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037192 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2486 Third Party Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3558 Third Party Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2016-8616 Issue Tracking Patch Vendor Advisory
https://curl.haxx.se/CVE-2016-8616.patch Patch Vendor Advisory
https://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_20161102B.html Patch Vendor Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-47 Third Party Advisory
https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2016-21 Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-255 Credentials Management NIST  
CWE-592 DEPRECATED: Authentication Bypass Issues Red Hat, Inc.  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:haxx:curl:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (excluding)
7.51.0


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-8616
NVD Published Date:
08/01/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2019