Peter Winter-Smith of NGSSoftware has discovered a high risk vulnerability in Novell eDirectory Server. This flaw can be exploited to achieve arbitrary code execution with Local System privileges on an affected server.
This issue has fixed in Novell eDirectory Server version 8.7.3 solution ID NOVL103077 which may be downloaded from:
NGSSoftware are going to withhold details of this flaw for three months. Full details will be published on the 2nd of November 2005. This three month window will allow users of Novell eDirectory Server the time needed to apply the patch before the details are released to the general public. This reflects NGSSoftware's approach to responsible disclosure.
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