GLSA-200503-20 : curl: NTLM response buffer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 17345


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-20 (curl: NTLM response buffer overflow)

curl fails to properly check boundaries when handling NTLM authentication.
Impact :

With a malicious server an attacker could send a carefully crafted NTLM response to a connecting client leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running curl.
Workaround :

Disable NTLM authentication by not using the --anyauth or --ntlm options.


All curl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/curl-7.13.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17345

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200503-20.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/03/17

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:curl, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/03/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0490

OSVDB: 14033, 14034

GLSA: 200503-20