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[GLSA-200603-19] cURL/libcurl: Buffer overflow in the handling of TFTP URLs Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
cURL/libcurl: Buffer overflow in the handling of TFTP URLs
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-19
(cURL/libcurl: Buffer overflow in the handling of TFTP URLs)
Ulf Harnhammar reported a possible buffer overflow in the handling
of TFTP URLs in libcurl due to the lack of boundary checks.
A possible hacker could exploit this vulnerability to compromise a
user's system by enticing the user to request a malicious URL with
cURL/libcurl or to use a HTTP server redirecting to a malicious TFTP
There is no known workaround at this time.
All cURL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/curl-7.15.1-r1"
Threat Level: Medium
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