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Security Problem in Neon 0.24.4 and earlier - impact on SVN?

From: Jonathan Leffler <jleffler_at_us.ibm.com>
Date: 2004-04-19 19:23:12 CEST

This was reported on the Full Disclosure mailing list - a vulnerability in
a separate product but one which is using Neon 0.24.4 (which, according to
my records, is what SVN 1.0.1 is using). How does it affect SVN - if at

Message: 14
From: Vincenzo Ciaglia <ciaglia@netwosix.org>
Organization: netwosix.org
To: announce@netwosix.org
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 17:11:24 +0200
Cc: bugtraq@securityfocus.com, lwn@lwn.net, bproffitt@jupitermedia.com,
Subject: [Full-Disclosure] LNSA-#2004-0012: Multiple format string
vulnerabilities in neon

Hash: SHA1

Netwosix Linux Security Advisory #2004-0012 <http://www.netwosix.org>

Package name: neon
Summary: Multiple format string vulnerabilities
Date: 2004-04-18
Affected versions: Netwosix 1.0
                      Netwosix 1.1

- - -> Package description:
- - ------------------------
neon is an HTTP and WebDAV client library for Unix systems, with a C
API. It provides high-level interfaces to HTTP/1.1 and WebDAV methods, and
low-level interface to HTTP request/response handling, allowing new
to be easily implemented.

- - -> Problem description:
- - ------------------------

Multiple format string vulnerabilities in neon 0.24.4 and earlier, and the

cadaver client which uses neon, as used in OpenOffice, allow remote
WebDAV servers to execute arbitrary code.

- - -> Action:
- - ------------------------
  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:
- - ---------------------

  You can download the latest version of this package in NEPOTE format

- - -> Nepote Update:
- - ---------------------

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
- - ---------------------

        Specific references for this advisory:

- - -> About Linux Netwosix:
- - ---------------------------------
Linux Netwosix is a powerful and optimized Linux distribution for servers
and Network Security related jobs. It can also be used for special
such as penetration testing with its big collection of security oriented
software and sources. It's a light distribution created for the
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
Linux Netwosix also has a powerful ports system (Nepote) similar to the
systems but more flexible and usable.

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

  The advisory itself is available at
- - --------------------------------------------------

MD5sums of the packages:
- - -
9df8e061588541fe4da49e105af163a7 0012/nepote
- - -
- --
Vincenzo Ciaglia
Linux Netwosix Team - [ Keyid: 0x6BB3E24A]
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Jonathan Leffler (jleffler@us.ibm.com)
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