Novell GroupWise REQUEST-STATUS buffer overflow

groupwise-requeststatus-bo (64929) 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 REQUEST-STATUS 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: 7007155 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Novell Document ID: 7007155: Security Vulnerability - GroupWise 8 Internet Agent VCALENDAR Variable Parsing.
  • ZDI-11-025: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent REQUEST-STATUS Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • ZDI-11-025: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent REQUEST-STATUS Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • ZDI-11-025: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent REQUEST-STATUS Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • ZDI-11-025: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent REQUEST-STATUS Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • BID-45994: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent REQUEST-STATUS Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-4326: Multiple buffer overflows in gwwww1.dll in GroupWise Internet Agent (GWIA) in Novell GroupWise before 8.02HP allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via variables in a VCALENDAR message, as demonstrated by a long (1) REQUEST-STATUS, (2) TZNAME, (3) COMMENT, or (4) RRULE variable in this message.
  • OSVDB ID: 69142: Novell GroupWise gwwww1.dll VCALENDAR Data Multiple Variable Overflow

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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