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Novell GroupWise Messenger fails to properly handle HTTP POST requests.

Vulnerability Note VU#796956

Original Release Date: 2006-10-26 | Last Revised: 2006-10-26

Overview

Novell GroupWise Messenger fails to properly handle HTTP POST requests. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition.

Description

Novell GroupWise Messenger fails to properly handle HTTP POST requests. This vulnerability may be triggered by sending a specially crafted HTTP POST request with a modified 'val' parameter to the server on port 8300/tcp.

Impact

This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition.

Solution

Apply an Update

Novell has released updates for GroupWise Messenger versions 1.0.6 and 2.02.

Vendor Information

796956
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Novell, Inc.

Updated:  October 26, 2006

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

Novell has released updates for GroupWise Messenger versions 1.0.6 and 2.02.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported by iDefense Labs. iDefense credits CIRT.DK for discovering this vulnerability.

This document was written by Katie Steiner.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-4511
Severity Metric: 5.34
Date Public: 2006-10-03
Date First Published: 2006-10-26
Date Last Updated: 2006-10-26 18:10 UTC
Document Revision: 8

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