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Multiple format string vulnerabilities in neon 0.24.4 and earlier

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

  • Vendor: Gentoo
  • Vendor ID: GLSA-200405-01
  • Date: May 09, 2004


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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
========

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

Background
==========

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
===========

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
======

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

Workaround
==========

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

Resolution
==========

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
==========

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

Availability
============

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?
=========

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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