Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libneon0.27 (MDVSA-2009:221)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in libneon0.27 :

neon before 0.28.6, when expat is used, does not properly detect
recursion during entity expansion, which allows context-dependent
attackers to cause a denial of service (memory and CPU consumption)
via a crafted XML document containing a large number of nested entity
references, a similar issue to CVE-2003-1564 (CVE-2009-2473).

neon before 0.28.6, when OpenSSL is used, does not properly handle a
'�' (NUL) character in a domain name in the subject's Common Name
(CN) field of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle
attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted certificate
issued by a legitimate Certification Authority, a related issue to
CVE-2009-2408 (CVE-2009-2474).

This update provides a solution to these vulnerabilities.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40764 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-221.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 36079
36080

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2473
CVE-2009-2474

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