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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:340

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:340.

cURL is a tool for getting files from FTP, HTTP, Gopher, Telnet, and
Dict servers, using any of the supported protocols. cURL is designed
to work without user interaction or any kind of interactivity.

Multiple buffer overflow bugs were found in the way curl processes base64
encoded replies. If a victim can be tricked into visiting a URL with curl,
a malicious web server could execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has
assigned the name CVE-2005-0490 to this issue.

All users of curl are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain backported fixes for these issues.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-0490
BugTraq ID: 12615
BugTraq ID: 12616
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2005:940
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2005:011 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: curl-kerberos-bo(19423)
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