Fedora 10 : neon-0.28.6-1.fc10 (2009-8794)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40677


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This 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.


Update the affected neon package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40677

File Name: fedora_2009-8794.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/08/24

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:neon, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2473, CVE-2009-2474

BID: 36079

FEDORA: 2009-8794

CWE: 310, 399