Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : wget (MDKSA-2005:183)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability in libcurl's NTLM function can overflow a stack-based
buffer if given too long a user name or domain name in NTLM
authentication is enabled and either a) pass a user and domain name to
libcurl that together are longer than 192 bytes or b) allow (lib)curl
to follow HTTP redirects and the new URL contains a URL with a user
and domain name that together are longer than 192 bytes.

Wget, as of version 1.10, uses the NTLM code from libcurl and is also
vulnerable to this issue.

The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.

See also :

http://curl.haxx.se/mail/lib-2005-10/0061.html

Solution :

Update the affected wget package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20430 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-183.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3185

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