GLSA-200504-09 : Axel: Vulnerability in HTTP redirection handling

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-09
(Axel: Vulnerability in HTTP redirection handling)

A possible buffer overflow has been reported in the HTTP
redirection handling code in conn.c.

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by setting up a
malicious site and enticing a user to connect to it. This could
possibly lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions
of the user running Axel.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Axel users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/axel-1.0b'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18031 (gentoo_GLSA-200504-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0390

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