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                         AUSCERT Security Bulletin

                               ASB-2009.1166
         A vulnerability has been identified in Novell eDirectory
                      prior to version 8.8 SP5 Patch2
                             21 December 2009

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              Novell eDirectory 8.8 SP5 prior to Patch2
Operating System:     Windows
                      Netware
                      Linux variants
                      Solaris
                      AIX
Impact/Access:        Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:           Patch/Upgrade
Member content until: Wednesday, January 20 2010

OVERVIEW

        A vulnerability has been identified in Novell eDirectory prior to 
        version 8.8 SP5 Patch2.


IMPACT

        This vulnerability, a result of "...input passed via paramaters to
        dhost/modules..." not being properly sanitised, could allow cross-site
        scripting attacks. [1]


MITIGATION

        The vendor recommends upgrading to the latest version of 
        eDirectory. [2]


REFERENCES

        [1] Novell eDirectory Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability - Secunia
            Advisories
            http://secunia.com/advisories/36930/

        [2] eDirectory 8.8 SP5 Patch2 for Linux & Unix Non-root Installs
            http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=hrYF5l67TjU~

AusCERT has made every effort to ensure that the information contained
in this document is accurate.  However, the decision to use the information
described is the responsibility of each user or organisation. The decision to
follow or act on information or advice contained in this security bulletin is
the responsibility of each user or organisation, and should be considered in
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takes no responsibility for consequences which may arise from following or
acting on information or advice contained in this security bulletin.

If you believe that your computer system has been compromised or attacked in 
any way, we encourage you to let us know by completing the secure National IT 
Incident Reporting Form at:

        http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=3192

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The University of Queensland
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