Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2023 08:26:02 +0100 (CET) From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel@...x.se> To: curl security announcements -- curl users <curl-users@...ts.haxx.se>, curl-announce@...ts.haxx.se, libcurl hacking <curl-library@...ts.haxx.se>, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: [SECURITY ADVISORY] curl: CVE-2023-27533: TELNET option IAC injection CVE-2023-27533: TELNET option IAC injection ============================================ Project curl Security Advisory, March 20th 2023 - [Permalink](https://curl.se/docs/CVE-2023-27533.html) VULNERABILITY ------------- curl supports communicating using the TELNET protocol and as a part of this it offers users to pass on user name and "telnet options" for the server negotiation. Due to lack of proper input scrubbing and without it being the documented functionality, curl would pass on user name and telnet options to the server as provided. This could allow users to pass in carefully crafted content that pass on content or do option negotiation without the application intending to do so. In particular if an application for example allows users to provide the data or parts of the data. We are not aware of any exploit of this flaw. INFO ---- CVE-2023-27533 was introduced in [commit a1d6ad26100bc493c7](https://github.com/curl/curl/commit/a1d6ad26100bc493c7), shipped in curl 7.7. CWE-75: Failure to Sanitize Special Elements into a Different Plane Severity: Low AFFECTED VERSIONS ----------------- - Affected versions: curl 7.7 to and including 7.88.1 - Not affected versions: curl < 7.7 and curl >= 8.0.0 libcurl is used by many applications, but not always advertised as such! THE SOLUTION ------------ Only accept ASCII user name and telnet options. A [fix for CVE-2023-27533](https://github.com/curl/curl/commit/538b1e79a6e7b) RECOMMENDATIONS -------------- A - Upgrade curl to version 8.0.0 B - Apply the patch to your local version C - Do your own TELNET user name or option input filtering TIMELINE -------- This issue was reported to the curl project on March 3, 2023. We contacted distros@...nwall on March 13, 2023. curl 8.0.0 was released on March 20 2023, coordinated with the publication of this advisory. CREDITS ------- - Reported-by: Harry Sintonen - Patched-by: Daniel Stenberg Thanks a lot! -- / daniel.haxx.se | Commercial curl support up to 24x7 is available! | Private help, bug fixes, support, ports, new features | https://curl.se/support.html
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