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Novell eDirectory Buffer Overflow in 'dhost' Lets Remote Authenticated Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023078
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 26 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.8 SP5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Novell eDirectory. A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can send a specially crafted HTTP request to trigger a buffer overflow in the target 'dhost' service and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

A demonstration exploit is available at:

The original advisory is available at:

karak0rsan and murderkey of Hellcode Research reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  Novell eDirectory 8.8 SP5 for Windows - Buffer Overflow Vulnerability


Novell eDirectory 8.8 SP5 for Windows

Vulnerability Type: 

Buffer Overflow

Attack Vector: 

Network Request


>From Remote or Local Network




Vulnerability is in dhost module. 
A malformed http get request (to /dhost/modules?L:) cause a buffer overflow,
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Debugger Results of Vulnerability and PoC Exploit:

Original Advisory:

Credit to:

Hellcode Research
karak0rsan , murderkey


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