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[GLSA-200405-01] Multiple format string vulnerabilities in neon 0.24.4 and earlier

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Multiple format string vulnerabilities in neon 0.24.4 and earlier

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-01
(Multiple format string vulnerabilities in neon 0.24.4 and earlier)


There are multiple format string vulnerabilities in libneon which may permit
a malicious WebDAV server to execute arbitrary code under the context of
the process using libneon.

Impact

A possible hacker may be able to execute arbitrary code under the context of the
process using libneon.

Workaround

A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised
to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0179


Solution:
Neon users should upgrade to version 0.24.5 or later:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-misc/neon-0.24.5"
# emerge ">=net-misc/neon-0.24.5"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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