Novell Messenger Client Import Command Remote Code Execution

high Nessus Plugin ID 65675


The remote host has software installed that is affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability.


The installed version of Novell Messenger (formerly GroupWise Messenger Client) is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability that can be triggered by providing a large filename parameter to the import command via the 'nim://' protocol. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted page or file, it may be possible to execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade to Novell Messenger 2.2.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65675

File Name: novell_messenger_client_2_2_2.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 3/25/2013

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:novell:messenger, cpe:/a:novell:groupwise_messenger

Required KB Items: SMB/Novell_Messenger_Client/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/13/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/21/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1085

BID: 58529