curl vulnerability

2013-12-05T00:00:00
ID USN-2048-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2013-12-05T00:00:00

Description

Scott Cantor discovered that libcurl incorrectly verified CN and SAN name
fields when digital signature verification was disabled. When libcurl is
being used in this uncommon way by specific applications, an attacker could
exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to view sensitive
information or alter encrypted communications.