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Category:   Application (Directory)  >   Novell eDirectory Vendors:   Novell
Novell eDirectory Heap Overflow in Processing LDAP Search Parameters Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020470
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020470
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1809   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 10 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 8.8.2 FTF2 and 8.7.3.10b
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Novell eDirectory. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted NULL search parameter to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

The vendor was notified on March 10, 2008.

An anonymous researcher reported this vulnerability via iDefense.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (8.8.2 FTF2, 8.7.3.10b), available at:

http://download.novell.com

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.novell.com/support/viewContent.do?externalId=3843876

Vendor URL:  www.novell.com/support/viewContent.do?externalId=3843876 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (2000), Windows (2003)

Message History:   None.


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