RHEL 2.1 : cadaver (RHSA-2004:191)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated cadaver package is now available that fixes a vulnerability
in neon which could be exploitable by a malicious DAV server.

cadaver is a command-line WebDAV client that uses inbuilt code from
neon, an HTTP and WebDAV client library.

Stefan Esser discovered a flaw in the neon library which allows a heap
buffer overflow in a date parsing routine. An attacker could create a
malicious WebDAV server in such a way as to allow arbitrary code
execution on the client should a user connect to it using cadaver. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2004-0398 to this issue.

Users of cadaver are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a patch correcting this issue.

This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0398.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?51e8cba5
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-191.html

Solution :

Update the affected cadaver package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12496 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0398