Security Vulnerability - GroupWise 8 Internet Agent "Content-Type" Multiple Value Parsing

  • 7007152
  • 04-Nov-2010
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell GroupWise 8
Novell GroupWise 8 Internet Agent
Previous versions of GroupWise are likely also vulnerable but are no longer supported. Customers on earlier versions of GroupWise should, at a minimum, upgrade their GWIAs and associated Domains to version 8.02HP in order to secure their system.


The GroupWise Internet Agent (GWIA) has a vulnerability in the way that it parses multiple values within the "Content-Type" header of a received message, which could potentially allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of GWIA.

This vulnerability was discovered and reported by Anonymous working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative (, ZDI-CAN-951

Novell bug 642336, CVE number pending


To resolve this security issue, update GWIA to version 8.02 Hot Patch (or later).


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