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Category:   Application (Directory)  >   Red Hat Directory Server Vendors:   Red Hat
(HP Issues Fix for HP-UX) Red Hat Directory Server Buffer Overflow in Processing Accept-Language HTTP Header Values Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020796
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020796
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2928   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 2 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.21, 7.10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Red Hat Directory Server. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger a buffer overflow in the parsing of Accept-Language HTTP header values and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service (i.e., root privileges).

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   HP has issued a fix for HP-UX.

The HP advisory is available at:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01532861

Vendor URL:  rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0596.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (HP/UX)
Underlying OS Comments:  B.11.11, B.11.23, and B.11.31

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Aug 27 2008 Red Hat Directory Server Buffer Overflow in Processing Accept-Language HTTP Header Values Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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