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tla: Multiple vulnerabilities in included libneon


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200405-25 / tla
Release Date May 30, 2004
Latest Revision June 02, 2004: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-util/tla <= 1.2-r1, = 1.2.1_pre1 >= 1.2-r2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #51586


tla includes a vulnerable version of the neon library.

2.  Impact Information


GNU Arch (tla) is a revision control system suited for widely distributed development.


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 tla package include their own version of this library.


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

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


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

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=dev-util/tla-1.2-r2"
# emerge ">=dev-util/tla-1.2-r2"

4.  References


Page updated May 30, 2004

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