Scientific Linux Security Update : w3c-libwww on SL4 i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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).

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?4eafede1

Solution :

Update the affected w3c-libwww, w3c-libwww-apps and / or
w3c-libwww-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60173 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3183