Scientific Linux Security Update : curl on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?85b6faec

Solution :

Update the affected curl and / or curl-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60548 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0037