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Category:   Application (Directory)  >   Novell eDirectory Vendors:   Novell
Novell eDirectory BuildRedirectURL() Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017125
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017125
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5478   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 26 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.8.1
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 specially crafted HTTP Host header value to trigger a buffer overflow in the BuildRedirectURL() function and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

The vendor was notified on September 11, 2006.

Michael Ligh and Ryan Smith discovered this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.mnin.org/advisories/2006_novell_httpstk.pdf

3Com reported that Manuel Santamarina Suarez independently discovered this vulnerability, notifying the vendor on August 14, 2006.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (8.8.1 FTF1).

Linux/Unix:

http://support.novell.com/servlet/filedownload/sec/pub/edir881ftf_1.tgz/

Windows:

http://support.novell.com/servlet/filedownload/sec/pub/edir881ftf_1.exe/

The Novell advisories are available at:

http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/2974600.htm
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/2974592.htm

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

Message History:   None.


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