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SUSE-SA:2005:063: curl, wget Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the curl, wget package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:063 (curl, wget).

This update fixes a stack-based buffer overflow in the NTLM
authentication code used by the file download tools/libraries curl
and wget that can be triggered by using a long user or domain name
(also works with HTTP redirects).

By exploiting this bug by using a malicious server a possible hacker may
be able to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the entity
running the process locally. (CVE-2005-3185)

This affects both curl/libcurl and wget >= 1.10. wget copied the code
from libcurl, making this effectively the same problem.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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