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Security update for curl

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(Last modified: 10NOV2005)


solutions Security update for curl SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (2029a7dd3980ab372ffc3f4542790a79)

Applies to

Package: curl
curl-devel
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10571
Release: 20051110
Obsoletes: a4b05b41f1d218a2680342fec83ddb5d
3ded61891035605155610d914b9021a7

Indications

Everybody using YOU or curl should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

A update of curl and curl-devel for SLES9 SP2.
File /usr/share/curl/curl-ca-bundle.crt has been added to the rpm package. This allows programs that use curl/libcurl to connect to SSL hosts out of the box, YOU being one of them.
This update fixes a stack-based buffer overflow in the NTLM authentication code 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 an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the entity running the process locally. (CAN-2005-3185)

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh curl.rpm curl-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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