Novell iPrint ActiveX control IppCreateServerRef() buffer overflow

novell-iprint-ippcreateserverref-bo (44853) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The Novell iPrint ActiveX control (ienipp.ocx) is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the IppCreateServerRef() function. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page that passes an overly long string argument, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.9
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

For Novell iPrint Client for Windows:
Upgrade to the latest version of iPrint Client (4.38 or later), available from the Novell Downloads Web site. See References.

For Novell iPrint Client for Windows Vista:
Upgrade to the latest version of iPrint Client (5.08 or later), available from the Novell Downloads Web site. See References.

References:

  • Novell Downloads Web site: Novell iPrint Client for Windows 4.38.
  • Novell Downloads Web site: iPrint Client for Windows Vista 5.08.
  • Secunia Research 03/09/2008 : Novell iPrint Client nipplib.dll "IppCreateServerRef()" Buffer Overflow.
  • BID-30986: Novell iPrint Client 'IppCreateServerRef()' Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-2436: Multiple heap-based buffer overflows in the IppCreateServerRef function in nipplib.dll in Novell iPrint Client 4.x before 4.38 and 5.x before 5.08 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long argument to the (1) GetPrinterURLList, (2) GetPrinterURLList2, or (3) GetFileList2 function in the Novell iPrint ActiveX control in ienipp.ocx.
  • SA31370: Novell iPrint Client nipplib.dll "IppCreateServerRef()" Buffer Overflow
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020806: Novell iPrint Buffer Overflow in ActiveX Control IppCreateServerRef() Function Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • Novell iPrint Client 4.36
  • Novell iPrint Client 5.04
  • Novell iPrint Client 5.06

Reported:

Sep 03, 2008

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