Advisory Details

April 4th, 2011

Novell File Reporter Agent XML Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-116
ZDI-CAN-830

CVE ID CVE-2011-0994
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Novell
AFFECTED PRODUCTS File Reporter
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 10783. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Novell File Reporter Agent. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The flaw exists within the NFRAgent.exe component which listens by default on TCP port 3037. When handling the contents of an XML tag the process blindly copies user supplied data into a fixed-length buffer on the stack. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the SYSTEM user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Novell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=rCAgCcbPH9s~
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2010-10-06 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2011-04-04 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security (www.harmonysecurity.com)
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