Vulnerability Note VU#919369

Novell Netmail WebAdmin buffer overflow vulnerability

Original Release date: 08 Mar 2007 | Last revised: 19 Mar 2007


Novell NetMail contains a buffer overflow vulnerability that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.


Novell NetMail is an email and messenging software package developed by Novell. It is designed to offer mail and calendaring services to large groups of users.

WebAdmin is a browser based administrative tool used to manage NetMail. WebAdmin (webadmin.exe) contains a buffer overflow vulnerability. An attacker may be able to trigger the overflow by sending an oversized username to the WebAdmin interface on a vulnerable system.


A remote, unathenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.


Novell has released NetMail 3.52e to address this issue.

Restrict access

Restricting access to port 89/tcp and 449/tcp to trusted hosts may mitigate this vulnerability.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Novell, Inc.Affected-08 Mar 2007
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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



Thanks to the Zero Day Initiative for providing information about this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2007-1350
  • Date Public: 07 Mar 2007
  • Date First Published: 08 Mar 2007
  • Date Last Updated: 19 Mar 2007
  • Severity Metric: 3.04
  • Document Revision: 19


If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.