Security Vulnerability - GroupWise 8 Internet Agent "Content-Type" Number Parsing

  • 7007154
  • 04-Nov-2010
  • 26-Apr-2012

Environment

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.

Situation

The GroupWise Internet Agent (GWIA) has a vulnerability in the way that it parses numbers 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 (http://www.zerodayinitiative.com), ZDI-CAN-953

Novell bug 642338, CVE number pending

Resolution

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

Status

Security Alert

Bug Number

642338

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