GLSA-200405-13 : neon heap-based buffer overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-13
(neon heap-based buffer overflow)

Stefan Esser discovered a vulnerability in the code of the neon library :
if a malicious date string is passed to the ne_rfc1036_parse() function, it
can trigger a string overflow into static heap variables.

Impact :

Depending on the application linked against libneon and when connected to a
malicious WebDAV server, this vulnerability could allow execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running that application.

Workaround :

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?51e8cba5
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200405-13.xml

Solution :

All users of neon should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-misc/neon-0.24.6'
# emerge '>=net-misc/neon-0.24.6'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14499 (gentoo_GLSA-200405-13.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0398