DescriptionAn issue was discovered in ssl.c in Axel before 2.17.8. The TLS implementation lacks hostname verification.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
axel (PTS)stretch2.12-1vulnerable
bookworm, sid, bullseye2.17.10-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
axelsourcejessie(not affected)


[buster] - axel <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - axel <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - axel <not-affected> (SSL/TLS implemented from v2.10. But without ssl support is a major drawback)

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