PRL-2012-33

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Application:   Novell Groupwise

Platforms:   Windows

Version:   8.0.2 HP3 and 2012

Secunia: SA50622

{PRL}:   2012-33

 

ZDI:   ??

 

Novell TID:   5150711

 

Author:   Francis Provencher (Protek Research Lab’s)

Website:   http://www.protekresearchlab.com/

Twitter:   @ProtekResearch

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1) Introduction
2) Report Timeline
3) Technical details
4) The Code

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1) Introduction
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Novell, Inc. is a global software and services company based in Waltham, Massachusetts. The company specializes in

enterprise operating systems, such as SUSE Linux Enterprise and Novell NetWare; identity, security, and systems

management solutions; and collaboration solutions, such as Novell Groupwise and Novell Pulse. Novell was instrumental

in making the Utah Valley a focus for technology and software development. Novell technology contributed to the

emergence of local area networks, which displaced the dominant mainframe computing model and changed computing

worldwide. Today, a primary focus of the company is on developing open source software for enterprise clients.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novell)

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2) Report Timeline
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2011-06-02  Vulnerability reported to ZDI

2012-09-14  Novell Publish a patch

2012-11-13  Publication of this advisory

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3) Technical details
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The vulnerability is caused due to an overflow error in GroupWise Internet Agent (gwia.exe)

when the LDAP service process an overly long BIND Request.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

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4) The Code
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Here

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