ZDI-10-001: Novell iManager eDirectory Plugin Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2010-01-08T00:00:00


ZDI-10-001: Novell iManager eDirectory Plugin Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-001 January 7, 2010

-- CVE ID: CVE-2009-4486

-- Affected Vendors: Novell

-- Affected Products: Novell iManager

-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Novell iManager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The flaw exists in an application called by the iManager in order to handle importing/exporting of schema information. While importing/exporting from the schema, the sub-application fails to validate the length of its arguments while copying user-supplied data into statically allocated stack buffer. This can result in code execution under the privileges of the application.

-- Vendor Response: Novell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:


-- Disclosure Timeline: 2009-03-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2010-01-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * 1c239c43f521145fa8385d64a9c32243

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