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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Checks file version of nwspool.dll
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote Windows host contains a DLL that suffers from a buffer
The file 'nwspool.dll' included with the Novell Client software
reportedly contains a buffer overflow that can be triggered by long
arguments to the Win32 'EnumPrinters()' and 'OpenPrinter()' functions.
An anonymous remote attacker may be able to leverage this issue via
RPC requests to the Spooler service to execute arbitrary code remotely
on the affected host.
See also :
Install the 491psp3_nwspool.exe patch file referenced in the vendor
Network Security Threat Level:
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.0
Networks Security ID: 21220
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2007 Tenable Network Security
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