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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Fedora Core 2 2004-130: neon

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the neon package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2004-130 (neon).

neon is an HTTP and WebDAV client library, with a C interface

providing a high-level interface to HTTP and WebDAV methods along
with a low-level interface for HTTP request handling. neon
supports persistent connections, proxy servers, basic, digest and
Kerberos authentication, and has complete SSL support.

Update Information:

Stefan Esser discovered a flaw in the neon library which permits a heap
buffer overflow in a date parsing routine. A possible hacker could create a
malicious WebDAV server in such a way as to permit arbitrary code
execution on the client should a user connect to it using a neon-based
application which uses the date parsing routines, such as cadaver.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has
assigned the name CVE-2004-0398 to this issue. This update includes
packages with a patch for this issue.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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