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neon "ne_uri_parse()" Denial of Service

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Release Date:  2007-01-15    Views:  7,521

Secunia Advisory SA23751

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Unpatched

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in neon, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an out of bounds read within the "ne_uri_parse()" function when parsing URIs with non-ASCII characters. This can be exploited to cause a DoS by tricking an application using the library to parse specially crafted URIs.

Note: The vulnerability may be specific for 64bit architectures.


Solution:
Use trusted servers only.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported in a Debian bug by Modestas Vainius.

Original Advisory:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=404723

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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