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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for curl RHSA-2013:0983-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'curl'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'curl'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
cURL provides the libcurl library and a command line tool for downloading
files from servers using various protocols, including HTTP, FTP, and LDAP.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libcurl unescaped
URLs. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted URL that, when
processed by an application using libcurl that handles untrusted URLs,
would possibly cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code.

Red Hat would like to thank the cURL project for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges Timo Sirainen as the original reporter.

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.

Affected Software/OS:
curl on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2013-2174
BugTraq ID: 60737
Debian Security Information: DSA-2713 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0983
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:1133 (Google Search)
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2013 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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