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SUSE-SA:2005:011: curl Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the curl package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:011 (curl). reported a vulnerability in libcurl, the
HTTP/FTP retrieval library. This library is used by lots of programs,
including YaST2 and PHP4.

The NTLM authorization in curl had a buffer overflow in the base64
decoding which allows a remote attacker using a prepared remote
server to execute code for the user using curl.

The Kerberos authorization has a similar bug, but is not compiled
in on SUSE Linux.

This is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2005-0490.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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