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.
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