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1178692: CVE-2014-8150 curl: URL request injection vulnerability in parseurlandfillconn()
It was discovered that the libcurl library failed to properly handle URLs with embedded end-of-line characters. An attacker able to make an application using libcurl access a specially crafted URL via an HTTP proxy could use this flaw to inject additional headers to the request or construct additional requests.

Find out more about CVE-2014-8150 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having Moderate security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle:

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (curl) RHSA-2015:2159 2015-11-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (curl) RHSA-2015:1254 2015-07-20

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 curl Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 curl Will not fix
RHEV Manager 3 mingw-virt-viewer Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


Red Hat would like to thank the cURL project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Andrey Labunets of Facebook as the original reporter.

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