Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks --> Category: infos
[GLSA-200405-13] neon heap-based buffer overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
neon heap-based buffer overflow
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-13
(neon heap-based buffer overflow)
Stefan Esser discovered a vulnerability in the code of the neon library :
if a malicious date string is passed to the ne_rfc1036_parse() function, it
can trigger a string overflow into static heap variables.
Depending on the application linked against libneon and when connected to a
malicious WebDAV server, this vulnerability could allow execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running that application.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are advised to upgrade
to the latest available version of neon.
All users of neon should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-misc/neon-0.24.6"
# emerge ">=net-misc/neon-0.24.6"
Threat Level: Medium
Click HERE for more information and discussions on this network vulnerability scan.