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Multiple format string vulnerabilities in neon 0.24.4 and earlier

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200405-01 / neon
Release Date May 09, 2004
Latest Revision May 09, 2004: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-misc/neon <= 0.24.4 >= 0.24.5 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #48448

Synopsis

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

2.  Impact Information

Background

neon provides an HTTP and WebDAV client library.

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.

3.  Resolution Information

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:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References



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