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Novell Client nwspool.dll Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks file version of nwspool.dll

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote Windows host contains a DLL that suffers from a buffer
overflow flaw.

Description :

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 :

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-06-043.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/453012/100/0/threaded
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/2974765.htm

Solution :

Install the 491psp3_nwspool.exe patch file referenced in the vendor
advisory above.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.0
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/I:P/A:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 21220

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2007 Tenable Network Security

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