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Re: Warning: using file:// on Windows with curl

From: Daniel Stenberg via curl-users <>
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 08:41:06 +0100 (CET)

On Mon, 16 Mar 2020, Jeffrey Walton wrote:

>> The conclusion we have come to is that this is a weakness or feature in the
>> Windows operating system itself, that we as an application cannot safely
>> protect users against.

> How did someone manage to get CVE-2019-15601 assigned to cURL for this? More
> useless crap from snake oil firms?

"Someone" reported the issue to us and we (the curl security team) considered
it a flaw. We then tried to filter paths to avoid triggering this behavior,
but recently we were made aware that it can be done numerous other ways as

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Received on 2020-03-16