Novell File Reporter Agent XML Tag Handling Buffer Overflow

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 53536


The remote Windows host contains a service that is vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow attack.


The version of Novell File Reporter (NFR) Agent installed on the remote Windows host is earlier than Such versions reportedly have a buffer overflow vulnerability because the service, which listens by default on TCP port 3037, blindly copies user-supplied data into a fixed-length buffer on the stack when handling the contents of an XML tag.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker with access to the agent service can leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code under the context of the SYSTEM user.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 53536

File Name: novell_file_reporter_agent_1_0_2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2011/04/22

Modified: 2016/11/18

Dependencies: 13855, 10456

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:novell:file_reporter

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/04/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/04/04

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0994

BID: 47144

OSVDB: 71980