Curl < 7.13.1 NTLM Stack-based Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2640


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is using a version of curl (or libcurl) that is vulnerable to several remote buffer overflows. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would have to set up a rogue web server that would reply with a malicious NTLM or Kerberos authentication request. Upon successful exploitation, the attacker would be able to execute arbitrary commands with the rights of the web server.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 2640

File Name: 2640.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2005/02/22

Modified: 2016/12/06

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:haxx:curl

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0490

BID: 12615, 12616