Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2018 07:55:21 +0200 (CEST) From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel@...x.se> To: curl security announcements -- curl users <curl-users@...l.haxx.se>, curl-announce@...l.haxx.se, libcurl hacking <curl-library@...l.haxx.se>, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: [SECURITY ADVISORY] curl: NTLM password overflow via integer overflow NTLM password overflow via integer overflow =========================================== Project curl Security Advisory, September 5th 2018 - [Permalink](https://curl.haxx.se/docs/CVE-2018-14618.html) VULNERABILITY ------------- libcurl contains a buffer overrun in the NTLM authentication code. The internal function `Curl_ntlm_core_mk_nt_hash` multiplies the `length` of the password by two (SUM) to figure out how large temporary storage area to allocate from the heap. The `length` value is then subsequently used to iterate over the password and generate output into the allocated storage buffer. On systems with a 32 bit `size_t`, the math to calculate SUM triggers an integer overflow when the password length exceeds 2GB (2^31 bytes). This integer overflow usually causes a very small buffer to actually get allocated instead of the intended very huge one, making the use of that buffer end up in a heap buffer overflow. (This bug is almost identical to [CVE-2017-8816](https://curl.haxx.se/docs/CVE-2017-8816.html).) We are not aware of any exploit of this flaw. INFO ---- This bug was introduced in commit [be285cde3f](https://github.com/curl/curl/commit/be285cde3f), April 2006. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the name CVE-2018-14618 to this issue. CWE-131: Incorrect Calculation of Buffer Size AFFECTED VERSIONS ----------------- This issue is only present on 32 bit systems. It also requires the password field to use more than 2GB of memory, which should be rare. - Affected versions: libcurl 7.15.4 to and including 7.61.0 - Not affected versions: libcurl < 7.15.4 and >= 7.61.1 curl is used by many applications, but not always advertised as such. THE SOLUTION ------------ In libcurl version 7.61.1, the integer overflow is avoided. A [patch for CVE-2018-14618](https://github.com/curl/curl/commit/57d299a499155d4b327e341c6024e293b0418243.patch) is available. RECOMMENDATIONS --------------- We suggest you take one of the following actions immediately, in order of preference: A - Upgrade curl to version 7.61.1 B - Apply the patch to your version and rebuild C - Put length restrictions on the password you can pass to libcurl TIME LINE --------- It was [publicly reported](https://github.com/curl/curl/issues/2756) to the curl project on July 18, 2018. We contacted distros@...nwall on August 27. curl 7.61.1 was released on September 5 2018, coordinated with the publication of this advisory. CREDITS ------- Reported by Zhaoyang Wu. Patch by Daniel Stenberg. Thanks a lot! -- / daniel.haxx.se
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