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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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 :

An attacker 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.

See also :

http://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_20060320.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200603-19.xml

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21126 (gentoo_GLSA-200603-19.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1061