Fedora 10 : neon-0.28.6-1.fc10 (2009-8794)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40677
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis update includes the latest release of neon, version 0.28.6. This fixes two security issues: * the 'billion laughs' attack against expat could allow a Denial of Service attack by a malicious server.
(CVE-2009-2473) * an embedded NUL byte in a certificate subject name could allow an undetected MITM attack against an SSL server if a trusted CA issues such a cert. Several bug fixes are also included, notably: * X.509v1 CA certificates are trusted by default * Fix handling of some PKCS#12 certificates
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 package.