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Security update for curl


(Last modified: 24FEB2005)

solutions Security update for curl SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (2cc69803df903c3b99ae6b1dfe26c419)

Applies to

Package: curl
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
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
Patch: patch-9898
Release: 20050224
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description reported a vulnerability in libcurl, the HTTP/FTP retrieval library. This library is used by lots of programs, including YaST2.
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 CAN-2005-0490.


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

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