Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libneon (MDKSA-2004:049)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14148


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


It was discovered that in portions of neon, sscanf() is used in an unsafe manner. This will result in an overflow of a static heap variable.

The updated packages provide a patched libneon to correct these problems.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14148

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-049.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

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:mandriva:linux:lib64neon0.24, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64neon0.24-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64neon0.24-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libneon0.24, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libneon0.24-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libneon0.24-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/05/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0398

MDKSA: 2004:049