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Gentoo When connected to a malicious WebDAV server, these vulnerabilities could allow execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running sitecopy.

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200406-03
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: sitecopy: Multiple vulnerabilities in included libneon
      Date: June 05, 2004
      Bugs: #51585
        ID: 200406-03

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Synopsis
========

sitecopy includes a vulnerable version of the neon library.

Background
==========

sitecopy easily maintains remote websites. It makes it simple to keep a
remote site synchronized with the local site with one command.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package            /    Vulnerable    /                Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-misc/sitecopy      <= 0.13.4-r1

Description
===========

Multiple format string vulnerabilities and a heap overflow
vulnerability were discovered in the code of the neon library (GLSA
200405-01 and 200405-13). Current versions of the sitecopy package
include their own version of this library.

Impact
======

When connected to a malicious WebDAV server, these vulnerabilities
could allow execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user
running sitecopy.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

Currently, there is no released version of sitecopy that contains a fix
for this issue. The original author of the program has indicated he is
unsure when a fixed version may be released. Therefore, the sitecopy
package has been hard-masked and current users are advised to unmerge
the package until a new version is available.

    # emerge -pv unmerge net-misc/sitecopy
    # emerge unmerge net-misc/sitecopy

References
==========

  [ 1 ] GLSA 200405-01
         http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200405-01.xml
  [ 2 ] GLSA 200405-13
         http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200405-13.xml

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

      http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200406-03.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2004 Gentoo Technologies, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.
 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0

 
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