Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : curl (MDKSA-2005:182)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20042


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


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.

The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20042

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-182.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/19

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64curl3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64curl3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcurl3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcurl3-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3185

MDKSA: 2005:182