This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated curl packages that fix a security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
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.
Stefan Esser discovered an off-by-one bug in curl. It may be possible
to execute arbitrary code on a user's machine if the user can be
tricked into executing curl with a carefully crafted URL. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-4077
to this issue.
All users of curl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch that resolves this issue.
See also :
Update the affected curl and / or curl-devel packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 20364 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-4077