FreeBSD : neon format string vulnerabilities (84237895-8f39-11d8-8b29-0020ed76ef5a)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36636


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Greuff reports that the neon WebDAV client library contains several format string bugs within error reporting code. A malicious server may exploit these bugs by sending specially crafted PROPFIND or PROPPATCH responses.

Although several applications include neon, such as cadaver and subversion, the FreeBSD Ports of these applications are not impacted.
They are specifically configured to NOT use the included neon. Only packages listed as affected in this notice are believed to be impacted.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36636

File Name: freebsd_pkg_842378958f3911d88b290020ed76ef5a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/22

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:freebsd:freebsd:neon, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:sitecopy, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tla, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2004/04/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/04/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0179

Secunia: 11785