DescriptionGSS-NTLMSSP is a mechglue plugin for the GSSAPI library that implements NTLM authentication. Prior to version 1.2.0, multiple out-of-bounds reads when decoding NTLM fields can trigger a denial of service. A 32-bit integer overflow condition can lead to incorrect checks of consistency of length of internal buffers. Although most applications will error out before accepting a singe input buffer of 4GB in length this could theoretically happen. This vulnerability can be triggered via the main `gss_accept_sec_context` entry point if the application allows tokens greater than 4GB in length. This can lead to a large, up to 65KB, out-of-bounds read which could cause a denial-of-service if it reads from unmapped memory. Version 1.2.0 contains a patch for the out-of-bounds reads.
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Debian Bugs1031369

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Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
gss-ntlmssp (PTS)buster, bullseye0.7.0-4vulnerable
bookworm, sid, trixie1.2.0-1fixed

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PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bullseye] - gss-ntlmssp <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - gss-ntlmssp <no-dsa> (Minor issue) (v1.2.0)

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