Novell GroupWise Stack Overflow in Processing IMG SRC Tag Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1019101|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1019101
(Links to External Site)
Updated: Dec 20 2007|
Original Entry Date: Dec 14 2007
Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network|
Fix Available: Yes Exploit Included: Yes |
A vulnerability was reported in Novell GroupWise. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.|
A remote user can create a specially crafted e-mail message that, when replied to or forwarded by the target user, will trigger a stack overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.
A specially crafted IMG tag SRC parameter can trigger the overflow.
Some demonstration exploit modules for Metasploit are available at:
The vendor was notified on December 6, 2007.
Francisco Amato of Infobyte Security Research reported this vulnerability.
A remote user can create an email that, when replied to or forwarded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.|
The vendor has issued a fixed version (6.5.7).|
Vendor URL: www.novell.com/ (Links to External Site)
|Underlying OS: Windows (Any)|
Source Message Contents
Subject: [ISR] - Novell Groupwise client remote stack overflow silently patched.|
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|| || Infobyte Security Research
Novell GroupWise Client Remote Stack Overflow
Version: GroupWise 6.5.6, It is suspected that all previous versions of
GroupWise Client is Novell's premier Intranet/Internet GroupWare solution
for platform Windows.
More info: http://www.novell.com
.:: VULNERABILITY VIDEO DEMO
Metasploit 2.7 and 3.0 modules
This issue is due to a failure of the application to securely parse the
"SRC" parameter of tag "IMG" (image).
To reproduce it the victim has to receive specially created email and reply
The option of html preview must actived
Use the following html code to reproduce the issue:
<img src="AAAAAAAAAAA...." x 1200 />
The vulnerability permit code executation.
.:: VENDOR RESPONSE
The vulnerability was silently patched in the version => 6.5.7
.:: DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
12/06/2007 Initial vendor notification
12/07/2007 Initial vendor response notify research
12/11/2007 Coordinated public disclosure
Francisco Amato is credited with discovering this vulnerability.
.:: LEGAL NOTICES
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