Ubuntu 4.10 : curl vulnerability (USN-86-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

infamous41md discovered a buffer overflow in cURL's NT LAN Manager
(NTLM) authentication handling. By sending a specially crafted long
NTLM reply packet, a remote attacker could overflow the reply buffer.
This could lead to execution of arbitrary attacker specified code with
the privileges of the application using the cURL library.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20711 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0490