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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Novell iPrint Vendors:   Novell
Novell iPrint Buffer Overflow in ActiveX Control IppCreateServerRef() Function Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020806
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020806
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2436   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 3 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.x prior to 4.38; 5.x prior to 5.08
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Novell iPrint. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will invoke the 'ienipp.ocx' ActiveX control and trigger a heap overflow in the IppCreateServerRef() function to execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor was notified on August 25, 2008.

Carsten Eiram of Secunia Research reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (4.38, 5.08).

The vendor's advisories are available at:

http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=3q-_lVDVRFI~
http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=dv_yn4TOPmQ~

Vendor URL:  www.novell.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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