120143 : RHSA-2005-807: Curl

Risk 4 : Red Hat Local Checks

Updated curl packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

cURL is a tool for getting files from FTP, HTTP, Gopher, Telnet, and Dict servers, using any of the supported protocols.

A stack based buffer overflow bug was found in cURL's NTLM authentication module. It is possible to execute arbitrary code on a user's machine if the user can be tricked into connecting to a malicious web server using NTLM authentication. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2005-3185 to this issue.

All users of curl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch that resolve this issue.

Solution:
Get the newest RedHat Updates.
References:
CVSS Information:
Low Attack Complexity, Partial Confidentiality Impact, Partial Integrity Impact, Partial Availability Impact
Credit:
Tenable : 2009-12-04
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