RHEL 3 / 4 : curl (RHSA-2005:807)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20143


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


Updated 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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20143

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-807.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/11/04

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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: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: 2005/11/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3185

OSVDB: 20011, 20012

RHSA: 2005:807