GLSA-200404-14 : Multiple format string vulnerabilities in cadaver

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14479


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200404-14 (Multiple format string vulnerabilities in cadaver)

Cadaver code includes the neon library, which in versions 0.24.4 and previous is vulnerable to multiple format string attacks. The latest version of cadaver uses version 0.24.5 of the neon library, which makes it immune to this vulnerability.
Impact :

When using cadaver to connect to an untrusted WebDAV server, this vulnerability can allow a malicious remote server to execute arbitrary code on the client with the rights of the user using cadaver.
Workaround :

A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.


cadaver users should upgrade to version 0.22.1 or later:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=net-misc/cadaver-0.22.1' # emerge '>=net-misc/cadaver-0.22.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14479

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200404-14.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/30

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:cadaver, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/04/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0179

GLSA: 200404-14