Advisory Details

April 13th, 2006

Novell GroupWise Messenger Accept-Language Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-06-008
ZDI-CAN-028

CVE ID CVE-2006-0992
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Novell
AFFECTED PRODUCTS GroupWise Messenger
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 3994. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of the Novell GroupWise Messenger. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the Novell Messaging Agent, a web server that listens by default on TCP port 8300. Insufficient length checks during the parsing of long parameters within the Accept-Language header results in an exploitable stack overflow under the context of the SYSTEM user.

VENDOR RESPONSE Novell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?10100861.htm
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2006-03-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2006-04-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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