Scientific Linux Security Update : w3c-libwww on SL4 i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60173


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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).


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60173

File Name: sl_20070501_w3c_libwww_on_SL4.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3183

CWE: 20