RHEL 4 : w3c-libwww (RHSA-2007:0208)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25136


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


Updated w3c-libwww packages that fix a security issue and a bug are now available.

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

w3c-libwww is a general-purpose web library.

Several buffer overflow flaws in w3c-libwww were found. If a client application that uses w3c-libwww connected to a malicious HTTP server, it could trigger an out of bounds memory access, causing the client application to crash (CVE-2005-3183).

This updated version of w3c-libwww also fixes an issue when computing MD5 sums on a 64 bit machine.

Users of w3c-libwww should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected w3c-libwww, w3c-libwww-apps and / or w3c-libwww-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25136

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0208.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/05/02

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:w3c-libwww, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:w3c-libwww-apps, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:w3c-libwww-devel, 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: 2007/05/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3183

RHSA: 2007:0208

CWE: 20