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[GLSA-200503-20] curl: NTLM response buffer overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
curl: NTLM response buffer overflow
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
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
With a malicious server a possible hacker 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.
Disable NTLM authentication by not using the --anyauth or --ntlm
All curl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/curl-7.13.1"
Threat Level: Medium
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