openSUSE Security Update : libneon-devel (libneon-devel-1377)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 42317


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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).


Update the affected libneon-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42317

File Name: suse_11_1_libneon-devel-091012.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/10/30

Modified: 2016/12/21

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: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libneon-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libneon27, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libneon27-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:neon, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/10/12

Reference Information

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

CWE: 310, 399