GLSA-200510-19 : cURL: NTLM username stack overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 20081


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-19 (cURL: NTLM username stack overflow)

iDEFENSE reported that insufficient bounds checking on a memcpy() of the supplied NTLM username can result in a stack overflow.
Impact :

A remote attacker could setup a malicious server and entice an user to connect to it using a cURL client, potentially 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 when using cURL (the command line version). Workarounds for programs that use the cURL library depend on the configuration options presented by those programs.


All cURL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/curl-7.15.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20081

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200510-19.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/24

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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: 2005/10/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3185

GLSA: 200510-19