openSUSE 10 Security Update : libneon-devel (libneon-devel-6550)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 42324
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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

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).

Solution

Update the affected libneon-devel packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42324

File Name: suse_libneon-devel-6550.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/30/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:neon, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:neon-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:neon-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/12/2009

Reference Information

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

CWE: 310, 399