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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
David Kierznowski discovered a flaw in libcurl where it would not
differentiate between different target URLs when handling automatic
redirects. This caused libcurl to follow any new URL that it
understood, including the 'file://' URL type. This could allow a
remote server to force a local libcurl-using application to read a
local file instead of the remote one, possibly exposing local files
that were not meant to be exposed. (CVE-2009-0037)
Note: Applications using libcurl that are expected to follow redirects
to 'file://' protocol must now explicitly call curl_easy_setopt(3) and
set the newly introduced CURLOPT_REDIR_PROTOCOLS option as required.
All running applications using libcurl must be restarted for the
update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected curl and / or curl-devel packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60548 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2009-0037
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