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USN205-1 : curl, wget vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
curl, wget vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- curl
- libcurl2
- libcurl2-dbg
- libcurl2-dev
- libcurl2-gssapi
- libcurl3
- libcurl3-dbg
- libcurl3-dev
- libcurl3-gssapi
- wget


Description :

A buffer overflow has been found in the NTLM authentication handler of
the Curl library and wget. By tricking an user or automatic system
that uses the Curl library, the curl application, or wget into
visiting a specially-crafted web site, a remote attacker could exploit
this to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the calling
user.

The Ubuntu 4.10 and 5.04 versions of wget are not affected by this.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- curl-7.14.0-2ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- libcurl2-7.11.2-12ubuntu3.2 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libcurl2-dbg-7.12.0.is.7.11.2-1ubuntu0.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libcurl2-dev-7.11.2-12ubuntu3.2 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libcurl2-gssapi-7.12.0.is.7.11.2-1ubuntu0.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libcurl3-7.14.0-2ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- libcurl3-dbg-7.14.0-2ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- libcurl3-dev-7.14.0-2ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- libcurl3-gssapi-7.14.0-2ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- wget-1.10-2ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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