Fedora 11 : neon-0.28.6-1.fc11 (2009-8815)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 40683
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Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

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.

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.

Solution

Update the affected neon package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?010cc397

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40683

File Name: fedora_2009-8815.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/24/2009

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:neon, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:11

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: 8/20/2009

Reference Information

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

BID: 36079

FEDORA: 2009-8815

CWE: 310, 399