Anatomy of a vulnerability - cURL web download toolkit holed by authentication bug
- — Feb. 10, 2013, 4:11 a.m.
You may not have heard of cURL, but you've probably used software that uses it.
Recent versions contain a buffer overflow bug that could lead to remote code execution on your computer.
Paul Ducklin investigates, explains and advises...
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