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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 : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-807.html
Threat Level: High
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