MDKSA-2005:183 - Updated wget packages fix NTLM authentication vulnerability
Posted on: 10/13/2005 10:12 PM

The Mandriva Security Team published a new security update: MDKSA-2005:183 - Updated wget packages fix NTLM authentication vulnerability for Mandriva Linux. Here the announcement:

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Mandriva Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name: wget
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2005:183
Date: October 13th, 2005

Affected versions: 2006.0

Problem Description:

A vulnerability in libcurl's NTLM function can overflow a stack-based
buffer if given too long a user name or domain name in NTLM
authentication is enabled and either a) pass a user and domain name to
libcurl that together are longer than 192 bytes or b) allow (lib)curl
to follow HTTP redirects and the new URL contains a URL with a user and
domain name that together are longer than 192 bytes.

Wget, as of version 1.10, uses the NTLM code from libcurl and is also
vulnerable to this issue.

The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.


Updated Packages:

Mandrivalinux 2006.0:
b902b06ea1316dbcdf17796aa548a77e 2006.0/RPMS/wget-1.10-1.1.20060mdk.i586.rpm
08749a1759b1b583b08393411dfced5a 2006.0/SRPMS/wget-1.10-1.1.20060mdk.src.rpm

Mandrivalinux 2006.0/X86_64:
c885bd2f1e463c7753c7ca562fc20942 x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/wget-1.10-1.1.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm
08749a1759b1b583b08393411dfced5a x86_64/2006.0/SRPMS/wget-1.10-1.1.20060mdk.src.rpm

To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team

Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (GNU/Linux)


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