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Assurent VR - Novell eDirectory Management Console Accept-Language Buffer Overflow
From: VR-Subscription-noreply () assurent com
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 11:58:10 -0500 (EST)
Novell eDirectory Management Console Accept-Language Buffer Overflow
Assurent ID: FSC20090226-11
1. Affected Software
Novell eDirectory 8.8.3 prior to patch 8.8.3 FTF3
Novell eDirectory 8.8.4 prior to patch 8.8.4 FTF1
Novell eDirectory 8.7.3 prior to patch 188.8.131.52b Hotfix 1
2. Vulnerability Summary
A remotely exploitable vulnerability has been discovered in the iMonitor component of Novell eDirectory. Specifically,
the vulnerability is due to a boundary error when processing incoming HTTP requests and can lead to a buffer overflow
condition. This boundary error can allow attackers to inject and execute arbitrary code on the target host with System
or root privileges.
3. Vulnerability Analysis
A remote unauthenticated attacker can exploit the vulnerability by sending a malicious HTTP request to the target
system. A successful attack will result in a arbitrary code executed on the target host with System or root privileges.
An unsuccessful attack can create a Denial of Service (DoS) condition for Novell eDirectory server.
4. Vulnerability Detection
Assurent has confirmed the vulnerability in:
Novell eDirectory 8.8 SP3 FTF2
Novell eDirectory 8.7.3
Apply the vendor patch, or limit access to the affected communication port for trusted hosts and networks only.
A patch for Novell eDirectory 8.8 SP3 is available at: http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=Cf15mVyA3GI~
A patch for eDirectory 8.7.3 and 8.8.4 are expected to be released next week.
6. Vendor Response
Novell has released a bulletin addressing this vulnerability.
Reference: TID 7000538
7. Disclosure Timeline
2008-11-12 Reported to vendor
2008-11-13 Initial vendor response
2009-02-27 Public disclosure
Vulnerability Research Team, Assurent Secure Technologies, a TELUS company
Vendor: Novell - (Bug 446342)
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