Novell File Reporter Agent XML Parsing Remote Code Execution
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 62026
SynopsisThe remote Windows host contains a service that is vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow attack.
DescriptionThe version of Novell File Reporter (NFR) Agent running on the remote host is earlier than 188.8.131.52. 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 who can access the agent service can leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code under the context of the SYSTEM user.
SolutionUpgrade to Novell File Reporter 1.0.2, which includes NFR Agent version 184.108.40.206.