GLSA 200405-01: neon
Posted on: 05/09/2004 03:39 PM

A neon update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200405-01
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Multiple format string vulnerabilities in neon 0.24.4 and
earlier
Date: May 09, 2004
Bugs: #48448
ID: 200405-01

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Synopsis
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There are multiple format string vulnerabilities in libneon which may allow a malicious WebDAV server to execute arbitrary code.

Background
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neon provides an HTTP and WebDAV client library.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/neon <= 0.24.4 >= 0.24.5

Description
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There are multiple format string vulnerabilities in libneon which may allow a malicious WebDAV server to execute arbitrary code under the context of the process using libneon.

Impact
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An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code under the context of the process using libneon.

Workaround
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A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

Resolution
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Neon users should upgrade to version 0.24.5 or later:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=net-misc/neon-0.24.5"
# emerge ">=net-misc/neon-0.24.5"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0179

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200405-01.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Technologies, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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