Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : curl (MDKSA-2005:048)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 17277


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


'infamous41md' discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in libcurl's NTLM authorization base64 decoding. This could allow a remote attacker using a prepared remote server to execute arbitrary code as the user running curl.

The updated packages are patched to deal with these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17277

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-048.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/03/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64curl2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64curl2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64curl3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64curl3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcurl2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcurl2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcurl3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcurl3-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/03/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0490

MDKSA: 2005:048