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Category:   Application (Directory)  >   Novell eDirectory Vendors:   Novell
Novell eDirectory HTTP Header Processing Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019836
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019836
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0927   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 14 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.7.3.9, 8.8.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Novell eDirectory. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted HTTP headers to cause the target 'dhost.exe' service to consume excessive CPU resources.
Nicholas Gregorie reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can consume all available CPU resources on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (8.7.3 sp10, 8.8.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.novell.com/support/viewContent.do?externalId=3829452&sliceId=1

Vendor URL:  www.novell.com/support/viewContent.do?externalId=3829452&sliceId=1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003)

Message History:   None.


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