Novell GroupWise Internet Agent Request Content-Length Header Parsing Remote Overflow

critical Nessus Plugin ID 62391


The remote host has a web application that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The version of Novell GroupWise Internet Agent hosted on the remote host is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability due to the way the application handles the Content-Length HTTP header when it contains the value -1. By exploiting this flaw, a remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code on the remote host subject to the privileges of the user running the affected application.

Note that this version of GroupWise Internet Agent likely has other vulnerabilities (i.e., CVE-2012-0419), but Nessus has not checked for those issues.


Update GroupWise to version 8.0.3 HP1 or later; or 2012 SP1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 62391

File Name: groupwise_ia_cve-2012-0271.nbin

Version: 1.85

Type: remote

Published: 10/2/2012

Updated: 2/21/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:novell:groupwise

Required KB Items: www/groupwise-ia

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/14/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/14/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0271

BID: 55551