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RHSA-2010:0329: curl security update

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RHSA-2010:0329: curl security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
03/19/2010
Created
07/25/2018
Added
04/06/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

cURL is a tool for getting files from FTP, HTTP, Gopher, Telnet, and DICTservers, using any of the supported protocols. cURL is designed to workwithout user interaction or any kind of interactivity.Wesley Miaw discovered that when deflate compression was used, libcurlcould call the registered write callback function with data exceeding thedocumented limit. A malicious server could use this flaw to crash anapplication using libcurl or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. Note:This issue only affected applications using libcurl that rely on thedocumented data size limit, and that copy the data to the insufficientlysized buffer. (CVE-2010-0734)Users of curl should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain abackported patch to correct this issue. All running applications usinglibcurl must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-curl
  • redhat-upgrade-curl-devel

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