RHEL 3 / 4 : curl (RHSA-2005:807)
High Nessus Plugin ID 20143
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated curl packages that fix a security issue are now available.
This update has been rated as having moderate 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.
A stack based buffer overflow bug was found in cURL's NTLM authentication module. It is possible to execute arbitrary code on a user's machine if the user can be tricked into connecting to a malicious web server using NTLM authentication. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2005-3185 to this issue.
All users of curl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch that resolve this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected curl and / or curl-devel packages.