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neon Multiple format string vulnerabilities LNSA-#2004-0012



LNSA-#2004-0012: Multiple format string vulnerabilities in neon

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Netwosix Linux Security Advisory #2004-0012  
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Package name:    neon
Summary:          Multiple format string vulnerabilities
Date:                 2004-04-18
Affected versions:  Netwosix 1.0
                      Netwosix 1.1
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- - -> Package description:
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neon is an HTTP and WebDAV client library for Unix systems, with a C language 
API. It provides high-level interfaces to HTTP/1.1 and WebDAV methods, and a 
low-level interface to HTTP request/response handling, allowing new methods 
to be easily implemented.


- - -> Problem description:
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Multiple format string vulnerabilities in neon 0.24.4 and earlier, and the 
cadaver client which uses neon, as used in OpenOffice, allow remote malicious 
WebDAV servers to execute arbitrary code.

- - -> Action:
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  We recommend that all systems with this package installed be upgraded.
  Please note that if you do not need the functionality provided by this
  package, you may want to remove it from your system.

- - -> Location:
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  You can download the latest version of this package in NEPOTE format from:
   

- - -> Nepote Update:
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See this instructions to update the port of this package:

	    # cd /usr/ports/net/neon
            # rm nepote
        # wget http://download.netwosix.org/0012/nepote 
        # sh nepote (to install the new and updated package)

- - -> References
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        Specific references for this advisory:
             http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0179 


- - -> About Linux Netwosix:
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Linux Netwosix is a powerful and optimized Linux distribution for servers
and Network Security related jobs.  It can also be used for special operations
such as penetration testing with its big collection of security oriented
software and sources. It's a light distribution created for the requirements
of every SysAdmin and it's very portable and highly configurable. Our
philosophy is to give greater liberty for  configuration to the SysAdmin.
Only in this way can he/she configure a powerful and stable server machine.
Linux Netwosix also has a powerful ports system (Nepote) similar to the xBSD
systems but more flexible and usable.


- - -> Questions?
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  Check out our mailing lists:
   


  The advisory itself is available at
   
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MD5sums of the packages:
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9df8e061588541fe4da49e105af163a7  0012/nepote
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- -- 
Vincenzo Ciaglia
Linux Netwosix Team - [ Keyid: 0x6BB3E24A]
Key fingerprint = 4B3E A25F 2A7A 0C19 1A97  616B EA3C FDA4 6BB3 E24A
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