GLSA-200510-19 : cURL: NTLM username stack overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-19
(cURL: NTLM username stack overflow)

iDEFENSE reported that insufficient bounds checking on a memcpy()
of the supplied NTLM username can result in a stack overflow.

Impact :

A remote attacker could setup a malicious server and entice an
user to connect to it using a cURL client, potentially leading to the
execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running

Workaround :

Disable NTLM authentication by not using the --anyauth or --ntlm
options when using cURL (the command line version). Workarounds for
programs that use the cURL library depend on the configuration options
presented by those programs.

See also :

Solution :

All cURL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/curl-7.15.0'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20081 (gentoo_GLSA-200510-19.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3185