Novell iPrint Client nipplib.dll IppCreateServerRef Function Buffer Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4647


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


The installed version of Novell iPrint Client is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability. By passing very long arguments to either 'GetPrinterURLList()', 'GetPrinterURLList2()', or 'GetFileList2()' functions available in ActiveX control 'ienipp.ocx', it may be possible to cause a heap-based buffer overflow in function 'IppCreateServerRef()' provided by 'nipplib.dll'. Successful exploitation of this issue may result in arbitrary code execution on the remote system.


Upgrade to Novell iPrint Client version 5.08 or Novell iPrint Client for Windows 4.38 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4647

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2008/09/08

Modified: 2016/01/19

Dependencies: 4543

Nessus ID: 34085

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2436

BID: 30986