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CVE-2021-22890

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Overview

curl 7.63.0 to and including 7.75.0 includes vulnerability that allows a malicious HTTPS proxy to MITM a connection due to bad handling of TLS 1.3 session tickets. When using a HTTPS proxy and TLS 1.3, libcurl can confuse session tickets arriving from the HTTPS proxy but work as if they arrived from the remote server and then wrongly "short-cut" the host handshake. When confusing the tickets, a HTTPS proxy can trick libcurl to use the wrong session ticket resume for the host and thereby circumvent the server TLS certificate check and make a MITM attack to be possible to perform unnoticed. Note that such a malicious HTTPS proxy needs to provide a certificate that curl will accept for the MITMed server for an attack to work - unless curl has been told to ignore the server certificate check.

Related Files

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4898-1
Posted Mar 31, 2021
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4898-1 - Viktor Szakats discovered that curl did not strip off user credentials from referrer header fields. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information. Mingtao Yang discovered that curl incorrectly handled session tickets when using an HTTPS proxy. A remote attacker in control of an HTTPS proxy could use this issue to bypass certificate checks and intercept communications. This issue only affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.10. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, web
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2021-22876, CVE-2021-22890
MD5 | 231654afdd07d6769fa7452e76aff9ab
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