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Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


The redirect implementation in curl and libcurl 5.11 through 7.19.3, when "CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION" is enabled, accepts arbitrary Location values, which might allow remote HTTP servers to trigger arbitrary requests to intranet servers, read or overwrite arbitrary files via a redirect to a file: URL, or execute arbitrary commands via a redirect to an scp: URL.

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  • HIGH
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CWE-352 - Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) is a vulnerability that allows an attacker to make arbitrary requests in an authenticated vulnerable web application and disrupt the integrity of the victim’s session. The impact of a successful CSRF attack may range from minor to severe, depending upon the capabilities exposed by the vulnerable application and privileges of the user. An attacker may force the user to perform state-changing requests like transferring funds, changing their email address or password etc. However, if an administrative level account is affected, it may compromise the whole web application and associated sensitive data.


Advisory Timeline

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