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sitecopy: Multiple vulnerabilities in included libneon


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200406-03 / sitecopy
Release Date June 05, 2004
Latest Revision August 15, 2004: 04
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-misc/sitecopy <= 0.13.4-r1 >= 0.13.4-r2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #51585


sitecopy includes a vulnerable version of the neon library.

2.  Impact Information


sitecopy easily maintains remote websites. It makes it simple to keep a remote site synchronized with the local site with one command.


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 sitecopy 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 sitecopy.

3.  Resolution Information


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


All sitecopy users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-misc/sitecopy-0.13.4-r2"
# emerge ">=net-misc/sitecopy-0.13.4-r2"

4.  References


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