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Novell File Reporter RECORD Tag Parsing Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025722
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-2220   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 28 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Novell File Reporter. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted RECORD tag to 'NFREngine.exe' via HTTPS on TCP port 3035 trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with System privileges.

The vendor was notified on May 25, 2011. reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative.

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

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), Windows (2003), Windows (2008)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [Full-disclosure] ZDI-11-227: Novell File Reporter Engine RECORD Tag Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-227: Novell File Reporter Engine RECORD Tag Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

June 27, 2011

-- CVE ID:

-- CVSS:
9.7, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:P)

-- Affected Vendors:

-- Affected Products:
Novell File Reporter

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 11279. 
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-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Novell File Reporter Engine. Authentication
is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within NFREngine.exe which communicates with
the Agent component over HTTPS on TCP port 3035. When parsing tags
inside the <RECORD> element, the application lacks a size check before
pushing strings to a memcpy. An attacker can leverage this to corrupt
the thread's stack. This vulnerability can result in remote code
execution under the context of the SYSTEM account.

-- Vendor Response:
Novell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-05-25 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2011-06-27 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:

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