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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated curl packages that fix a security issue are now available.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
cURL is a tool for getting files from FTP, HTTP, Gopher, Telnet, and
Dict servers, using any of the supported protocols.
A stack based buffer overflow bug was found in cURL's NTLM
authentication module. It is possible to execute arbitrary code on a
user's machine if the user can be tricked into connecting to a
malicious web server using NTLM authentication. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name
CVE-2005-3185 to this issue.
All users of curl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch that resolve this issue.
See also :
Update the affected curl and / or curl-devel packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
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CVE ID: CVE-2005-3185
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