Date: 02 November 2007
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2007.0858 -- [Netware]
Novell BorderManager Client Trust Heap Overflow Vulnerability
2 November 2007
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: BorderManager 3.8
Operating System: Netware
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
CVE Names: CVE-2007-5767
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ZDI-07-064: Novell Client Trust Heap Overflow Vulnerability
October 25, 2007
- -- CVE ID:
- -- Affected Vendor:
- -- Affected Products:
- -- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Novell software which utilize the Novell
Client Trust. Authentication is not required to exploit this
The specific flaw exists in the Novell Client Trust application,
clntrust.exe, which listens by default on UDP port 3024 on Novell
client machines. During a validation request, the Client Trust process
copies a user-supplied Novell tree name until a wide-character
backslash or a NULL is encountered. If neither is found within the
data, the process will copy excess data which later overflows a static
buffer during a call to wsprintfA.
- -- Vendor Response:
Novell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details
can be found at:
- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2007.07.17 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2007.10.25 - Coordinated public release of advisory
- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by uvinc.
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