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[GLSA-200504-09] Axel: Vulnerability in HTTP redirection handling

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Axel: Vulnerability in HTTP redirection handling

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-09
(Axel: Vulnerability in HTTP redirection handling)


A possible buffer overflow has been reported in the HTTP
redirection handling code in conn.c.

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by setting up a
malicious site and enticing a user to connect to it. This could
possibly lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions
of the user running Axel.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0390


Solution:
All Axel users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/axel-1.0b"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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