Package : curl Vulnerability : buffer overflow Problem type : local (remote) Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CVE-2005-4077 BugTraq ID : 15756 Debian Bugs : 342339 342696
The upstream developer of curl, a multi-protocol file transfer library, informed us that the former correction to several off-by-one errors are not sufficient. For completeness please find the original bug description below:
Stefan Esser discovered several off-by-one errors that allows local users to trigger a buffer overflow and cause a denial of service or bypass PHP security restrictions via certain URLs.
For the old stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 7.9.5-1woody2.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 7.13.2-2sarge5.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 7.15.1-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your libcurl packages.
Upgrade Instructions - --------------------
wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:
apt-get update will update the internal database apt-get upgrade will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody - --------------------------------