Fedora Core 2 : neon-0.24.5-2.2 (2004-130)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13705


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


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 a neon-based application which uses the date parsing routines, such as cadaver.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0398 to this issue. This update includes packages with a patch for this issue.

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.


Update the affected neon, neon-debuginfo and / or neon-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13705

File Name: fedora_2004-130.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/23

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:neon, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:neon-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:neon-devel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/05/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0398

FEDORA: 2004-130