RHSA-2005:875 - Security Advisory
curl security update
Security Advisory: Moderate
Updated curl packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
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.
Stefan Esser discovered an off-by-one bug in curl. It may be possible to
execute arbitrary code on a user's machine if the user can be tricked into
executing curl with a carefully crafted URL. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-4077 to this issue.
All users of curl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch that resolves this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 4 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 4 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 4 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 4 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 4 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 4 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 4 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 4 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 4 s390x
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 4 s390
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 4 ppc
- BZ - 175266 - CVE-2005-4077 SA17907 cURL/libcURL URL Parsing Off-By-One Vulnerability
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 4