CentOS 3 / 4 : curl (CESA-2005:807)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21864


The remote CentOS 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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21864

File Name: centos_RHSA-2005-807.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/07/03

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:curl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:curl-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/11/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3185

RHSA: 2005:807