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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2004:191

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2004:191.

cadaver is a command-line WebDAV client that uses inbuilt code from neon,
an HTTP and WebDAV client library.

Stefan Esser discovered a flaw in the neon library which allows a heap
buffer overflow in a date parsing routine. An attacker could create
a malicious WebDAV server in such a way as to allow arbitrary code
execution on the client should a user connect to it using cadaver. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned
the name CVE-2004-0398 to this issue.

Users of cadaver are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a patch correcting this issue.

This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 10385
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-0398
Bugtraq: 20040519 Advisory 06/2004: libneon date parsing vulnerability (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20040519 [OpenPKG-SA-2004.024] OpenPKG Security Advisory (neon) (Google Search)
Computer Incident Advisory Center Bulletin: O-148
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2004:841
Debian Security Information: DSA-506 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-507 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: neon-library-nerfc1036parse-bo(16192)
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