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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor

CVE-2014-3707

Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10

Summary

The curl_easy_duphandle function in libcurl 7.17.1 through 7.38.0, when running with the CURLOPT_COPYPOSTFIELDS option, does not properly copy HTTP POST data for an easy handle, which triggers an out-of-bounds read that allows remote web servers to read sensitive memory information.

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • NONE

CWE-200 - Information Exposure

An information exposure vulnerability is categorized as an information flow (IF) weakness, which can potentially allow unauthorized access to otherwise classified information in the application, such as confidential personal information (demographics, financials, health records, etc.), business secrets, and the application's internal environment.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published