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Debian: neon Format string vulnerability

Date 17 Apr 2004
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
These vulnerabilities could exploited by a malicious WebDAV server to execute arbitrary code with libneon's privileges.

Debian Security Advisory DSA 487-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Matt Zimmerman
April 16th, 2004                
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Package        : neon
Vulnerability  : format string
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids        : CAN-2004-0179

Multiple format string vulnerabilities were discovered in neon, an
HTTP and WebDAV client library.  These vulnerabilities could
potentially be exploited by a malicious WebDAV server to execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the process using libneon.

For the current stable distribution (woody) these problems have been
fixed in version 0.19.3-2woody3.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 0.24.5-1.

We recommend that you update your neon package.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:   499574 9dbb8c276e5fc58a707b6e908abdce63

  Alpha architecture:
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  ARM architecture:
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  Intel IA-32 architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    65780 b72a10b0dbcbfb149b36b3053627a9d2

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    96250 043f6b4d3eb394bcaa2b7dda6a78b676

  HP Precision architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    80776 fdb1f1e337ee50318cbccfeeda0ec32f

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    67668 fc37364b5b44454a637b69b591ce8c04

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   110704 3fbe497c5ac44aee13457fcfe9b785cf
      Size/MD5 checksum:    68644 29c7188a9dfe0da26a218eea6714997b

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    68626 f85bcdab3e2957d53f00569966eaa3b6

  PowerPC architecture:
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  IBM S/390 architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    70958 632017c6cd495f5a35a3ced63f2bab88

  Sun Sparc architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    70812 c36ba230074c19cb6a58b76da986767d

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

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