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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66982


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


A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libcurl unescaped URLs. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted URL that, when processed by an application using libcurl that handles untrusted URLs, would possibly cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-2174)

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: 66982

File Name: sl_20130625_curl_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/06/26

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2013/06/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2174