A non-privileged user or program can put code and a config file in a known non-privileged path (under C:/usr/local/) that will make curl <= 7.65.1 automatically run the code (as an openssl "engine") on invocation. If that curl is invoked by a privileged user it can do anything it wants.
Published 2019-07-02 19:15:11
Updated 2021-11-03 18:21:52
Source HackerOne
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2019-5443

0.17%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 53 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2019-5443

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.4
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
3.4
6.4
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2019-5443

  • The product constructs all or part of a code segment using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the syntax or behavior of the intended code segment.
    Assigned by: support@hackerone.com (Secondary)
  • The product uses a fixed or controlled search path to find resources, but one or more locations in that path can be under the control of unintended actors.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2019-5443

Products affected by CVE-2019-5443

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