GLSA 200406-03: sitecopy: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 06/05/2004 09:01 AM

A sitecopy update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200406-03
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: sitecopy: Multiple vulnerabilities in included libneon
Date: June 05, 2004
Bugs: #51585
ID: 200406-03

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Synopsis
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sitecopy includes a vulnerable version of the neon library.

Background
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sitecopy easily maintains remote websites. It makes it simple to keep a remote site synchronized with the local site with one command.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/sitecopy <= 0.13.4-r1

Description
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Multiple format string vulnerabilities and a heap overflow vulnerability were discovered in the code of the neon library (GLSA 200405-01 and 200405-13). Current versions of the sitecopy package include their own version of this library.

Impact
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When connected to a malicious WebDAV server, these vulnerabilities could allow execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running sitecopy.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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Currently, there is no released version of sitecopy that contains a fix for this issue. The original author of the program has indicated he is unsure when a fixed version may be released. Therefore, the sitecopy package has been hard-masked and current users are advised to unmerge the package until a new version is available.

# emerge -pv unmerge net-misc/sitecopy
# emerge unmerge net-misc/sitecopy

References
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[ 1 ] GLSA 200405-01
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200405-01.xml
[ 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-200406-03.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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