Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libneon (MDVSA-2009:315)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 43018


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in libneo :

neon before 0.28.6, when OpenSSL is used, does not properly handle a '�' (NUL) character in a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority, a related issue to CVE-2009-2408 (CVE-2009-2474).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers

This update provides a solution to these vulnerabilities.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 43018

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-315.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/12/07

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64neon0.24, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64neon0.24-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64neon0.24-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64neon0.26, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64neon0.26-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64neon0.26-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libneon0.24, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libneon0.24-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libneon0.24-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libneon0.26, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libneon0.26-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libneon0.26-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2474

BID: 36079

MDVSA: 2009:315

CWE: 310