[Full-Disclosure] [ GLSA 200405-01 ] Multiple format string vulnerabilities in neon 0.24.4 and earlier

From: Kurt Lieber (klieber_at_gentoo.org)
Date: 05/09/04

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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200405-01
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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
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      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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