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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CVE-2005-3185

Severity High
Score 7/10

Summary

Stack-based buffer overflow in the ntlm_output function in http-ntlm.c for (1) wget 1.10, (2) curl 7.10.6 to and including 7.14.1 (3) libcurl 7.10.6 to and including 7.14.1 and other products that use libcurl, when NTLM authentication is enabled, allows remote servers to execute arbitrary code via a long NTLM username.

  • HIGH
  • LOCAL
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow

Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published