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Security update for curl


(Last modified: 17OCT2005)

solutions Security update for curl SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (a4b05b41f1d218a2680342fec83ddb5d)

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
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10532
Release: 20051017
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

This udpate 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)


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

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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