Novell GroupWise Internet Agent (GWIA) - Security Vulnerability in Email Address Processing

  • 7003273
  • 14-May-2009
  • 08-Nov-2012

Environment

GroupWise Internet Agent
GroupWise 7.0 up to (and including) 7.03 HP2
GroupWise 8.0 up to (and including) 8.0.0 HP1

 

Situation

A vulnerability exists in the Novell GroupWise Internet Agent, in the way it processes email addresses in the SMTP protocol. Exploitation of this vulnerability could lead to arbitrary code execution with SYSTEM privileges.

This vulnerability was discovered and reported by Nicolas Joly - VUPEN Security (http://www.vupen.com / VUPEN-SR-2009-002). 

Novell bug 482914, CVE-2009-1636.

Resolution

To resolve this issue:
For GroupWise 7.x systems, apply GroupWise 7.03 Hot Patch 3 (HP3) or later
For GroupWise 8.0 systems, apply GroupWise 8.0 Hot Patch 2 (HP2) or later

Status

Security Alert

Bug Number

482914

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