curl is vulnerable to a buffer overflow which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||net-misc/curl on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 7.13.1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 7.13.1|
curl is a command line tool for transferring files via many different protocols.
curl fails to properly check boundaries when handling NTLM authentication.
With a malicious server an attacker 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 options.
All curl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/curl-7.13.1"
March 16, 2005
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