GLSA-200603-25 : Heap overflow in included libcurl

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21160


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-25 ( Heap overflow in included libcurl) includes libcurl code. This libcurl code is vulnerable to a heap overflow when it tries to parse a URL that exceeds a 256-byte limit (GLSA 200512-09).
Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to call a specially crafted URL with, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/openoffice-bin-2.0.2' All users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/openoffice-2.0.1-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21160

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200603-25.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/03/28

Modified: 2018/01/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:openoffice, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:openoffice-bin, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/03/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4077

OSVDB: 21509

GLSA: 200603-25