ZDI-10-129: Novell Netware Groupwise Internet Gateway Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2010-07-18T00:00:00


ZDI-10-129: Novell Netware Groupwise Internet Gateway Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-129 July 16, 2010

-- CVSS: 9, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

-- Affected Vendors: Novell

-- Affected Products: Novell Netware

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-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Novell Groupwise Internet Agent. Authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability.

The flaw exists within the IMAP functionality included with GWIA. When provided with an overly long mailbox name to the CREATE verb, the IMAP server can be forced to overflow a buffer on the stack. Successful exploitation leads to remote code execution under the context of the server.

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


-- Disclosure Timeline: 2010-04-06 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2010-07-16 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * {PRL} Francis Provencher

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