Scientific Linux Security Update : curl on SL4.x, SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61078


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


cURL provides the libcurl library and a command line tool for downloading files from servers using various protocols, including HTTP, FTP, and LDAP.

It was found that cURL always performed credential delegation when authenticating with GSSAPI. A rogue server could use this flaw to obtain the client's credentials and impersonate that client to other servers that are using GSSAPI. (CVE-2011-2192)

All running applications using libcurl must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61078

File Name: sl_20110705_curl_on_SL4_x.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:P/I:N/A:N

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: 2011/07/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2192