Oracle Linux 4 / 5 / 6 : curl (ELSA-2011-0918)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68300
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:0918 :
Updated curl packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.
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)
Users of curl should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. All running applications using libcurl must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected curl packages.