Scientific Linux Security Update : curl on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/srpm/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libcurl
unescaped URLs. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted
URL that, when processed by an application using libcurl that handles
untrusted URLs, would possibly cause it to crash or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-2174)

All running applications using libcurl must be restarted for the
update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f4350325

Solution :

Update the affected 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: 66982 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2174