ZDI-10-139: Novell iPrint Client Browser Plugin Parameter Name Remote Code Execution http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-139 August 5, 2010
-- CVSS: 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
-- Affected Vendors: Novell
-- Affected Products: Novell iPrint
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-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of the Novell iPrint Client browser plugin. User interaction is required in that a target must visit a malicious web page.
The specific flaw exists within handling plugin parameters. The application does not properly verify the name of parameters passed via <embed> tags. If a malicious attacker provides a long enough value a destination buffer can be overflowed. Successful exploitation leads to execution of arbitrary code under the context of the user owning the browser process.
-- Vendor Response: Novell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline: 2010-06-02 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2010-08-05 - Coordinated public release of advisory
-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Ivan Almuina
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