SuSE 10 Security Update : neon (ZYPP Patch Number 6549)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 49905

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

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

Apply ZYPP patch number 6549.

See Also

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-2408.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-2473.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49905

File Name: suse_neon-6549.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/11/2010

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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