Public Date:
170518: CVE-2005-3183 Multiple bugs in libwww - one exploitable - in Library/src/HTBound.c

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The HTBoundary_put_block function in HTBound.c for W3C libwww (w3c-libwww) allows remote servers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) via a crafted multipart/byteranges MIME message that triggers an out-of-bounds read.

Find out more about CVE-2005-3183 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here:

The risks associated with fixing this bug are greater than the low severity security risk. We therefore currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3 which are in maintenance mode.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (w3c-libwww) RHSA-2007:0208 2007-05-01
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