Novell GroupWise TZID buffer overflow

groupwise-tzid-bo (64928) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Novell GroupWise is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the gwwww1.dll module when parsing a TZID variable within a VCALENDAR message. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted email message, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with SYSTEM 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: 7007638 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Novell Document ID: 7007638: Security Vulnerability - GroupWise 8 Internet Agent TZID (VCALENDAR) Variable Parsing.
  • ZDI-11-027: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent TZID Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • ZDI-11-027: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent TZID Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • ZDI-11-027: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent TZID Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • ZDI-11-027: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent TZID Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • ZDI-11-285: Novell Groupwise iCal COMMENT, RRULE, TZNAME Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities.
  • ZDI-11-285: Novell Groupwise iCal COMMENT, RRULE, TZNAME Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities.
  • ZDI-11-285: Novell Groupwise iCal COMMENT, RRULE, TZNAME Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities.
  • ZDI-11-285: Novell Groupwise iCal COMMENT, RRULE, TZNAME Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities.
  • BID-46025: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent 'TZID' Variable Parsing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-4325: Buffer overflow in gwwww1.dll in GroupWise Internet Agent (GWIA) in Novell GroupWise before 8.02HP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted TZID variable in a VCALENDAR message.
  • OSVDB ID: 70676: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent Email Message VCALENDAR Data TZID Variable Remote Overflow
  • SA43089: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent VCALENDAR Message Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • SA43513: Novell GroupWise Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Novell GroupWise 8.0
  • Novell GroupWise 8.0 HP1
  • Novell GroupWise 8.0 HP2
  • Novell GroupWise 8.0 SP1
  • Novell GroupWise 8.0 SP2
  • Novell GroupWise 8.01
  • Novell GroupWise 8.02

Reported:

Jan 25, 2011

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