Public Date:
773457: CVE-2012-0036 curl: URL sanitization vulnerability

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

curl and libcurl 7.2x before 7.24.0 do not properly consider special characters during extraction of a pathname from a URL, which allows remote attackers to conduct data-injection attacks via a crafted URL, as demonstrated by a CRLF injection attack on the (1) IMAP, (2) POP3, or (3) SMTP protocol.

Find out more about CVE-2012-0036 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of curl as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5 or 6.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 curl Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 curl Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 curl Not affected


Red Hat would like to thank the cURL project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Dan Fandrich as the original reporter.