Novell GroupWise Internet Agent email code execution

gia-email-code-execution (50693) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Novell GroupWise Internet Agent could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the improper handling of email messages by the SMTP protocol. By sending a specially-crafted SMTP message, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system with SYSTEM level privileges.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 10
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 7.4
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to Novell Document ID: 7003273 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Novell Document ID: 7003273: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent (GWIA) - Security Vulnerability in Email Address Processing.
  • BID-35064: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent Email Address Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • BID-35065: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent SMTP Request Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-1636: Multiple buffer overflows in the Internet Agent (aka GWIA) component in Novell GroupWise 7.x before 7.03 HP3 and 8.x before 8.0 HP2 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via (1) a crafted e-mail address in an SMTP session or (2) an SMTP command.
  • OSVDB ID: 54644: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent (GWIA) SMTP Request Handling Remote Overflow
  • OSVDB ID: 54645: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent (GWIA) SMTP Email Address Processing Remote Overflow
  • SA35177: Novell GroupWise Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1022276: GroupWise Internet Agent Buffer Overflows in SMTP Service Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • Novell GroupWise 7.0
  • Novell GroupWise 7.0 SP1
  • Novell GroupWise 7.0 SP2
  • Novell GroupWise 7.0 SP3
  • Novell GroupWise 7.01
  • Novell GroupWise 7.02
  • Novell GroupWise 7.03
  • Novell GroupWise 7.03 HP1a
  • Novell GroupWise 8.0 HP1
  • Novell GroupWise 8.0
  • Novell GroupWise Internet Agent

Reported:

May 14, 2009

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