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[GLSA-200503-20] curl: NTLM response buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
curl: NTLM response buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-20
(curl: NTLM response buffer overflow)


curl fails to properly check boundaries when handling NTLM
authentication.

Impact

With a malicious server a possible hacker could send a carefully crafted
NTLM response to a connecting client leading to the execution of
arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running curl.

Workaround

Disable NTLM authentication by not using the --anyauth or --ntlm
options.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0490


Solution:
All curl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/curl-7.13.1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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