Oracle Linux 4 : w3c-libwww (ELSA-2007-0208)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0208 :

Updated w3c-libwww packages that fix a security issue and a bug are
now available.

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 :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-May/000143.html

Solution :

Update the affected w3c-libwww packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67474 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3183