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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4478

Original release date: 10/14/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Multiple integer overflows in dhost.exe in Novell eDirectory 8.8 before 8.8.3, and 8.73 before ftf1, allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted (1) Content-Length header in a SOAP request or (2) Netware Core Protocol opcode 0x0F message, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20081008 ZDI-08-065: Novell eDirectory Core Protocol Opcode 0x0F Heap Overflow Vulnerability
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.novell.com/support/php/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=7001184&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_TID_1_1&dialogID=78066829&stateId=0%200%2078062953
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32111
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020990
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020989
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20081008 ZDI-08-063: Novell eDirectory dhost.exe Content-Length Header Heap Overflow Vulnerability
External Source: SREASON
Name: 4406
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.novell.com/docs/Readmes/InfoDocument/patchbuilder/readme_5037180.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-065
External Source: XF
Name: novell-edirectory-httpcontentlength-dos(45628)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.novell.com/docs/Readmes/InfoDocument/patchbuilder/readme_5037181.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.novell.com/support/php/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=7000087&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_TID_1_1&dialogID=78066829&stateId=0%200%2078062953
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-063
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2738

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