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Category:   Application (Directory)  >   Novell eDirectory Vendors:   Novell
Novell eDirectory Buffer Overflow in Processing Service Requests Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023262
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0895   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 3 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): ftf1 and prior, 8.8.5 ftf1 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Novell eDirectory. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a service request (NDS Verb 0x1) containing a specially crafted integer value to trigger a heap buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

Chris Valasek and John McDonald of the IBM X-Force reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix ( ftf2,

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.

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