Security Vulnerability - Novell iPrint Client nipplib.dll GetDriverSettings Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

  • 7009676
  • 01-Nov-2011
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell iPrint Client for Windows


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Novell iPrint Client. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The flaw exists within the nipplib.dll component. When handling the exposed method GetDriverSettings the application assembles a string for logging consisting of the hostname/port provided as a parameter. When building this message the process will blindly copy user supplied data into a fixed-length buffer on the stack. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the browser.


The fix for this security vulnerability is included in the released "iPrint Client for Windows XP/Vista/Win 7 (English Only) 5.72" patch, or later.


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Additional Information

ZDI-CAN-1289: Novell iPrint Client nipplib.dll GetDriverSettings Remote Code Execution Vulnerability. This vulnerability was found by, working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative. CVE-2011-3173