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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200603-19] cURL/libcurl: Buffer overflow in the handling of TFTP URLs

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
cURL/libcurl: Buffer overflow in the handling of TFTP URLs

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-19
(cURL/libcurl: Buffer overflow in the handling of TFTP URLs)


Ulf Harnhammar reported a possible buffer overflow in the handling
of TFTP URLs in libcurl due to the lack of boundary checks.

Impact

A possible hacker could exploit this vulnerability to compromise a
user's system by enticing the user to request a malicious URL with
cURL/libcurl or to use a HTTP server redirecting to a malicious TFTP
URL.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_20060320.html
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1061


Solution:
All cURL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/curl-7.15.1-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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