ZDI-11-116: Novell File Reporter Agent XML Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
April 4, 2011
-- CVE ID: CVE-2011-0994
-- CVSS: 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
-- Affected Vendors: Novell
-- Affected Products: Novell File Reporter
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-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Novell File Reporter Agent. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The flaw exists within the NFRAgent.exe component which listens by default on TCP port 3037. When handling the contents of an XML tag the process blindly copies user supplied data into a fixed-length buffer on the stack. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the SYSTEM user.
-- Vendor Response: Novell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline: 2010-10-06 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2011-04-04 - Coordinated public release of advisory
-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security (www.harmonysecurity.com)
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