Novell Inc.'s NetMail is an e-mail and calendar system that is based on standard Internet protocols. More information can be found at the URL shown below.
Remote exploitation of a buffer overflow vulnerability within Novell Inc.'s NetMail allows attackers to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the service.
This vulnerability specifically exists within the SSL version of the "NMDMC.EXE" service. The application does not perform sufficient input validation when copying data into a fixed size stack buffer. When processing a specially crafted request made to this service, a stack-based buffer overflow occurs leading to corruption of program control registers saved on the stack.
Exploitation allows attackers to execute code in the context of the running service. By default this service runs with the privileges of "NetMailService".
No authentication is required to reach the vulnerable code. Additionally, this is an SSL based service which complicates writing IDS signatures.
It appears that the non-SSL version of this service is not vulnerable.
iDefense has confirmed the existence of this vulnerability within version 3.52e_FTF2 of Novell Inc's NetMail. Older versions are suspected to be vulnerable.
Employ firewalls to minimize the exposure of this service.
Novell has addressed this vulnerability in the beta release of Novell NetMail 3.52f. For more information, consult the document located at the following URL.
A Mitre Corp. Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) number has not been assigned yet.
02/07/2007 Initial vendor notification
02/08/2007 Initial vendor response
05/10/2007 Public disclosure
The discoverer of this vulnerability wishes to remain anonymous.
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