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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


Multiple untrusted search path vulnerabilities in cURL and libcurl 7.11.1 to and including 7.49.0, when built with SSPI or telnet is enabled, allow local users to execute arbitrary code and conduct DLL hijacking attacks via a Trojan horse (1) security.dll, (2) secur32.dll, or (3) ws2_32.dll in the application or current working directory.

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CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published