August 18, 2009

Debian Security Advisory 1869 curl - insufficient input validation

Article Source Debian Security Advisories
August 18, 2009, 5:00 pm

It was discovered that curl, a client and library to get files from servers using HTTP, HTTPS or FTP, is vulnerable to the "Null Prefix Attacks Against SSL/TLS Certificates" recently published at the Blackhat conference. This allows an attacker to perform undetected man-in-the-middle attacks via a crafted ITU-T X.509 certificate with an injected null byte in the Common Name field...

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