Bug 170670 - CAN-2005-3185 NTLM buffer overflow
CAN-2005-3185 NTLM buffer overflow
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wget (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
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Reported: 2005-10-13 13:32 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-10-13 13:32:01 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #170666 +++

The NTLM authentication code in wget was derived form the libcurl NTLM auth, so
wget is vulnerable to this issue.

This text was scavanged from the libcurl advisory:

libcurl's NTLM function can overflow a stack-based buffer if given a too long
user name or domain name. This would happen if you enable NTLM authentication
and either:

 A - pass in a user name and domain name to libcurl that together are longer
     than 192 bytes

 B - allow (lib)curl to follow HTTP "redirects" (Location: and the appropriate
     HTTP 30x response code) and the new URL contains a URL with a user name
     and domain name that together are longer than 192 bytes

-- Additional comment from bressers@redhat.com on 2005-10-13 13:24 EST --
Created an attachment (id=119931)
Proposed patch from upstream
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-10-13 13:33:18 EDT
This issue also affects FC3
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2005-10-14 06:24:21 EDT
On Fedora Core 4 this is not a security issue; wget is compiled using
-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 which catches and blocks this issue.  Therefore on Fedora
Core 4 this can only result in the program being aborted, which is not classed
as a security issue.

Please make a note of this in the advisory of any FC4 update to wget.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2005-10-17 12:20:50 EDT
From User-Agent: XML-RPC

wget-1.10.2-0.fc4 has been pushed for FC4, which should resolve this issue.  If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.

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