Scientific Linux Security Update : curl on SL4.x i386/x86_64

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60764
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Synopsis

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

Description

Wesley 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.

Solution

Update the affected curl and / or curl-devel packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?77178a46

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60764

File Name: sl_20100330_curl_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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: 3/30/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0734