Commit 042cc1f6 authored by Daniel Stenberg's avatar Daniel Stenberg
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- David Kierznowski notified us about a security flaw

  ( also known as CVE-2009-0037) in
  which previous libcurl versions (by design) can be tricked to access an
  arbitrary local/different file instead of a remote one when
  CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION is enabled. This flaw is now fixed in this release
  together this the addition of two new setopt options for controlling this
  new behavior:

  o CURLOPT_REDIR_PROTOCOLS controls what protocols libcurl is allowed to
  follow to when CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION is enabled. By default, this option
  excludes the FILE and SCP protocols and thus you nee to explicitly allow
  them in your app if you really want that behavior.

  o CURLOPT_PROTOCOLS controls what protocol(s) libcurl is allowed to fetch
  using the primary URL option. This is useful if you want to allow a user or
  other outsiders control what URL to pass to libcurl and yet not allow all
  protocols libcurl may have been built to support.
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