Scientific Linux Security Update : curl on SL4.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60764
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionWesley Miaw discovered that when deflate compression was used, libcurl could call the registered write callback function with data exceeding the documented limit. A malicious server could use this flaw to crash an application using libcurl or, potentially, execute arbitrary code.
Note: This issue only affected applications using libcurl that rely on the documented data size limit, and that copy the data to the insufficiently sized buffer. (CVE-2010-0734)
All running applications using libcurl must be restarted for the update to take effect.
Note: This package for SL4 has to be renamed due to previous poor naming of rpms.
SolutionUpdate the affected curl and / or curl-devel packages.