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Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition ('Infinite Loop')


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


libcurl provides the `CURLOPT_CERTINFO` option to allow applications to request details to be returned about a server's certificate chain. Due to an erroneous function, a malicious server could make libcurl built with NSS get stuck in a never-ending busy-loop when trying to retrieve that information. This issue affects versions 7.34.0 through 7.83.0.

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CWE-835 - Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition

Loops with multiple exits and flags detract from the quality of an application. They tend to make control structures difficult to understand, and introduce the risk of non-termination and other structural problems. The vulnerability “loop with unreachable exit condition” enables attackers to exploit this flaw, leading to denial of service.

Advisory Timeline

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