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RHSA-2005-807: curl Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the curl packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

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 :
Threat Level: High

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