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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated w3c-libwww packages that fix a security issue and a bug are
This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
w3c-libwww is a general-purpose web library.
Several buffer overflow flaws in w3c-libwww were found. If a client
application that uses w3c-libwww connected to a malicious HTTP server,
it could trigger an out of bounds memory access, causing the client
application to crash (CVE-2005-3183).
This updated version of w3c-libwww also fixes an issue when computing
MD5 sums on a 64 bit machine.
Users of w3c-libwww should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues.
See also :
Update the affected w3c-libwww, w3c-libwww-apps and / or
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 25136 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-3183