RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : curl (RHSA-2005:340)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 17979


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated curl packages are now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

cURL is a tool for getting files from FTP, HTTP, Gopher, Telnet, and Dict servers, using any of the supported protocols. cURL is designed to work without user interaction or any kind of interactivity.

Multiple buffer overflow bugs were found in the way curl processes base64 encoded replies. If a victim can be tricked into visiting a URL with curl, a malicious web server could execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0490 to this issue.

All users of curl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported fixes for these issues.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17979

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-340.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/04/06

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:curl-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2005/04/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0490

OSVDB: 14033, 14034

RHSA: 2005:340