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neon "parse_domain()" Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2008-08-21    Views:  6,106

Secunia Advisory SA31508

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

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 a NULL-pointer dereference error within the "parse_domain()" function in src/ne_auth.c. This can be exploited to cause a DoS by tricking an application using the library into connecting to a malicious server.

The vulnerability is reported in versions 0.28.0, 0.28.1 and 0.28.2.


Solution:
Update to version 0.28.3.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by Yves-Alexis in a Debian bug report.

Original Advisory:
http://lists.manyfish.co.uk/pipermail/neon/2008-August/000038.html

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=476571

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