CVE-2016-8616

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2016-11-02
CWE:
CWE-592
Bugzilla:
1388371: CVE-2016-8616 curl: Case insensitive password comparison

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

A flaw was found in curl before version 7.51.0 When re-using a connection, curl was doing case insensitive comparisons of user name and password with the existing connections. This means that if an unused connection with proper credentials exists for a protocol that has connection-scoped credentials, an attacker can cause that connection to be reused if s/he knows the case-insensitive version of the correct password.

Find out more about CVE-2016-8616 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 2.6
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 3.7
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat JBoss Core Services 1 RHSA-2018:2486 2018-08-16
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 RHSA-2018:3558 2018-11-13
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 RHSA-2018:3558 2018-11-13

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0 curl Fix deferred
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 curl Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 curl Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 curl Will not fix
RHEV Manager 3 mingw-virt-viewer Will not fix
.NET Core 2.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux rh-dotnet20-curl Will not fix
.NET Core 1.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux rh-dotnetcore10-curl Will not fix
.NET Core 1.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux rh-dotnetcore11-curl Will not fix

External References

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