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[GLSA-200510-19] cURL: NTLM username stack overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
cURL: NTLM username stack overflow
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
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.
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
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"
Threat Level: Medium
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