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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Novell Client Vendors:   Novell
Novell Client Buffer Overflow Lets Physically Local User Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020020
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020020
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2145   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 14 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system

Version(s): 4.91 SP4 and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Novell Client. A physically local user can obtain privileges on the target system. A physically local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A physically local user can supply a specially crafted username value, attempt to login, and then click the "forgot password" link to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A physically local user can also supply a specially crafted username value to cause the target system to crash.

Laurent Gaffie reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A physically local user can obtain privileges on the target system.

A physically local user can cause the target system to crash.

Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.novell.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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