Fedora 10 : neon-0.28.6-1.fc10 (2009-8794)

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update includes the latest release of neon, version 0.28.6. This
fixes two security issues: * the 'billion laughs' attack against expat
could allow a Denial of Service attack by a malicious server.
(CVE-2009-2473) * an embedded NUL byte in a certificate subject name
could allow an undetected MITM attack against an SSL server if a
trusted CA issues such a cert. Several bug fixes are also included,
notably: * X.509v1 CA certificates are trusted by default * Fix
handling of some PKCS#12 certificates

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected neon package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40677 (fedora_2009-8794.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 36079

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2473

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