cURL: NTLM username stack overflow — GLSA 200510-19

cURL is vulnerable to a buffer overflow which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-misc/curl on all architectures
Affected versions < 7.15.0
Unaffected versions >= 7.15.0

Background

cURL is a command line tool and library for transferring files via many different protocols. It supports NTLM authentication to retrieve files from Windows-based systems.

Description

iDEFENSE reported that insufficient bounds checking on a memcpy() of the supplied NTLM username can result in a stack overflow.

Impact

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 cURL.

Workaround

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.

Resolution

All cURL users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/curl-7.15.0"

References

Release Date
October 22, 2005

Latest Revision
October 22, 2005: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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