Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
Stefan Esser discovered several buffer overflows in the handling of
URLs. By attempting to load an URL with a specially crafted invalid
hostname, a local attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the application that uses the cURL
It is not possible to trick cURL into loading a malicious URL with an
HTTP redirect, so this vulnerability was usually not exploitable
remotely. However, it could be exploited locally to e. g. circumvent
PHP security restrictions.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 20771 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-4077