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Category:   Application (Directory)  >   Novell eDirectory Vendors:   Novell
Novell eDirectory Heap Overflows in HTTP Protocol Stack Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020786
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020786
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5092   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 18 2008
Original Entry Date:  Aug 29 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.8 SP2 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Novell eDirectory in the HTTP protocol stack (HTTPSTK). A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted HTTP header values to trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A specially crafted HTTP language header and a specially crafted HTTP content-length header can trigger an overflow.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (8.8 SP3).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.novell.com/support/viewContent.do?externalId=3426981

Vendor URL:  www.novell.com/support/viewContent.do?externalId=3426981 (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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