Fedora Core 2 : neon-0.24.5-2.2 (2004-130)
High Nessus Plugin ID 13705
SynopsisThe remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.
DescriptionStefan 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected neon, neon-debuginfo and / or neon-devel packages.