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Category:   Application (Directory)  >   Novell eDirectory Vendors:   Novell
Novell eDirectory Buffer Overflow in Processing Accept-Language Headers Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021779
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021779
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 2 2009
Original Entry Date:  Feb 27 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.7.3, 8.8.3, 8.8.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Novell eDirectory. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted Accept-Language header value to trigger a buffer overflow in the iMonitor component and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

The Vulnerability Research Team, Assurent Secure Technologies, a TELUS Company reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (8.7.3.10b Hotfix 1, 8.8.3 FTF3, 8.8.4 FTF1).

The vendor's advisories are available at:

http://support.novell.com/docs/Readmes/InfoDocument/patchbuilder/readme_5042340.html
http://support.novell.com/docs/Readmes/InfoDocument/patchbuilder/readme_5042341.html
http://support.novell.com/docs/Readmes/InfoDocument/patchbuilder/readme_5042342.html
http://www.novell.com/support/php/search.do?cmd=displayKC&externalId=7000538

Vendor URL:  support.novell.com/docs/Readmes/InfoDocument/patchbuilder/readme_5042340.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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