SuSE 10 Security Update : neon (ZYPP Patch Number 6548)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 42303


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


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 ZYPP patch number 6548.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42303

File Name: suse_neon-6548.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/10/29

Modified: 2016/12/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/10/12

Reference Information

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

CWE: 310, 399