Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : curl, wget vulnerabilities (USN-205-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

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 website, a remote attacker could exploit
this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the calling
user.

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

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20621 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3185