SuSE 11 Security Update : libneon (SAT Patch Number 1376)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 42301
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The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


neon did not properly handle embedded NUL characters in X.509 certificates when comparing host names. Attackers could exploit that to spoof SSL servers. (CVE-2009-2408)

Specially crafted XML documents that contain a large number of nested entity references could cause neon to consume large amounts of CPU and memory. (CVE-2009-2473)


Apply SAT patch number 1376.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42301

File Name: suse_11_libneon-devel-091012.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/29/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libneon27, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libneon27-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:neon, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/12/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2408, CVE-2009-2473

CWE: 310, 399