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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Novell eDirectory Host Request Header Overflow Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Send a special Host request header to eDirectory

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

The installed version of Novell eDirectory on the remote host
reportedly contains a buffer overflow that can be triggered with a
specially-crafted Host request header. An anonymous remote attacker
may be able to leverage this flaw to execute code on the affected
host, generally with super-user rights.

See also :

http://www.mnin.org/advisories/2006_novell_httpstk.pdf.
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2006-10/0434.html
http://support.novell.com/filefinder/security/index.html

Solution :

Apply the eDirectory Post 8.7.3.8 FTF1 / 8.8.1 FTF1 patch as
appropriate.

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: 20655

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

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