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Novell Netmail WebAdmin buffer overflow vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#919369

Original Release Date: 2007-03-08 | Last Revised: 2007-03-19


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.

Vendor Information

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Novell, Inc.

Updated:  March 08, 2007



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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


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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
Severity Metric: 3.04
Date Public: 2007-03-07
Date First Published: 2007-03-08
Date Last Updated: 2007-03-19 18:16 UTC
Document Revision: 19

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