Novell iManager eDirectory Plugin Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-10-001: January 7th, 2010
This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Novell iManager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The flaw exists in an application called by the iManager in order to handle importing/exporting of schema information. While importing/exporting from the schema, the sub-application fails to validate the length of its arguments while copying user-supplied data into statically allocated stack buffer. This can result in code execution under the privileges of the application.
Vendor ResponseNovell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2009-03-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-01-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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