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SuSE Open Enterprise Server Novell Remote Manager HTTP Request Header Heap Overflow Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for Novel Remort Manager HTTP Heap Overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote web server.

Description :

The remote host is running Novell Remote Manager HTTP service
for SuSE Enterprise or Open Enterprise Server.
The remote version of this software is vulnerable to a heap overflow
vulnerability which may be exploited by sending a negative value for
the 'Content-Length' field.

Since the 'httpstkd' service runs with the root rights, an
attacker can gain full control of the remote host.

Solution :

Novell has released a patch for the novell-nrm service :
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_02_novellnrm.html

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: 16226

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

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