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         Novell GroupWise Internet Agent TZID Parsing Remote Code
                          Execution Vulnerability
                              28 January 2011


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Novell GroupWise Internet Agent
Publisher:         Zero Day Initiative
Operating System:  Windows
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2010-4325  

Original Bulletin: 

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Novell GroupWise Internet Agent TZID Parsing Remote Code Execution 

ZDI-11-027: January 26th, 2011


CVSS Score

      10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) 

Affected Vendors


Affected Products


TippingPoint IPS Customer Protection
TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital 
Vaccine protection filter ID 10797. For further product information on the 
TippingPoint IPS:


Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on 
vulnerable installations of Novell GroupWise. Authentication is not required 
to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the gwwww1.dll module responsible for parsing 
VCALENDAR data within e-mail messages. When the code encounters a TZID 
variable it allocates up to 0xFFFF bytes for the variable's value. It then 
proceeds to copy the value into the fixed-length buffer without checking if it 
will fit. By specifying a large enough string in the e-mail, an attacker can 
overflow the buffer and execute arbitrary code under the context of the 
SYSTEM user.
Vendor Response
Novell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be 
found at:


Disclosure Timeline

      2010-11-30 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
      2011-01-26 - Coordinated public release of advisory

This vulnerability was discovered by:


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