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RHSA-2007:0208: w3c-libwww security and bug fix update

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RHSA-2007:0208: w3c-libwww security and bug fix update

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
10/12/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/10/2007
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated w3c-libwww packages that fix a security issue and a bug are now available. This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

w3c-libwww is a general-purpose web library. Several buffer overflow flaws in w3c-libwww were found. If a client application that uses w3c-libwww connected to a malicious HTTP server, it could trigger an out of bounds memory access, causing the client application to crash (CVE-2005-3183). This updated version of w3c-libwww also fixes an issue when computing MD5 sums on a 64 bit machine. Users of w3c-libwww should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-w3c-libwww
  • redhat-upgrade-w3c-libwww-apps
  • redhat-upgrade-w3c-libwww-devel

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