RHEL 3 / 4 : curl (RHSA-2005:807)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

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 :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-3185.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-807.html

Solution :

Update the affected curl and / or curl-devel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20143 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3185