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cadaver heap-based buffer overflow


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200405-15 / cadaver
Release Date May 20, 2004
Latest Revision May 20, 2004: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-misc/cadaver <= 0.22.1 >= 0.22.2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #51461


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.

2.  Impact Information


cadaver is a command-line WebDAV client.


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


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

3.  Resolution Information


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


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

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References


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