Novell GroupWise Client Address Book File Handling Email Address Field Remote Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 58402


The remote Windows host contains an email application that is affected by a remote buffer overflow vulnerability.


The version of Novell GroupWise Client 8.x installed on the remote Windows host is earlier than 8.0.2 post-HP3. As such, it is reportedly affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability when parsing an Address Book (.nab) file with an overly long email address.

By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted Address Book file, a remote, unauthenticated attacker could potentially execute arbitrary code on the remote host subject to the privileges of the user running the affected application.


Upgrade to Novell GroupWise Client 8.0.2 post-HP3 ( or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58402

File Name: groupwise_client_address_book_rce.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2012/03/20

Modified: 2012/05/10

Dependencies: 58401

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:novell:groupwise

Required KB Items: SMB/Novell GroupWise Client/Path, SMB/Novell GroupWise Client/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/02/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4189

BID: 52233

OSVDB: 79720