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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Novell GroupWise Vendors:   Novell
Novell GroupWise Client Address Book Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026753
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026753
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-4189   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 1 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.0 - 8.02HP3
Description:   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 Novell Address Book (*.NAB) file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

GroupWise 2012 is not affected.

The vendor was notified on November 30, 2011.

The original advisory is available at:

http://protekresearchlab.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=37&Itemid=37

Francis Provencher (Protek Research Lab's) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (8.0 Support Pack 2 post-HP3 FTF).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.novell.com/support/viewContent.do?externalId=7010205

Vendor URL:  www.novell.com/support/viewContent.do?externalId=7010205 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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