GLSA 200405-15: cadaver heap-based buffer overflow
Posted on: 05/21/2004 03:24 AM

A cadaver update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200405-15
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: cadaver heap-based buffer overflow
Date: May 20, 2004
Bugs: #51461
ID: 200405-15

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Synopsis
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There is a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in the neon library used in cadaver, possibly leading to execution of arbitrary code when connected to a malicious server.

Background
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cadaver is a command-line WebDAV client.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/cadaver <= 0.22.1 >= 0.22.2

Description
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Stefan Esser discovered a vulnerability in the code of the neon library (see GLSA 200405-13). This library is also included in cadaver.

Impact
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When connected to a malicious WebDAV server, this vulnerability could allow remote execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running cadaver.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time. All users are advised to upgrade to the latest available version of cadaver.

Resolution
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All users of cadaver should upgrade to the latest stable version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=net-misc/cadaver-0.22.2"
# emerge ">=net-misc/cadaver-0.22.2"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2004-0398
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0398
[ 2 ] GLSA 200405-13
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200405-13.xml

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-200405-15.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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