Novell eDirectory < 8.8 SP5 Patch 4 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5570


The remote directory service is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The remote host is running eDirectory, a directory service software from Novell.

Versions of eDirectory earlier than 8.8 SP5 Patch 4 are potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A denial-of-service vulnerability in NDSD when handling a malformed verb. (Bug 571244)

- A stack-based buffer overflow in the dhost module for Windows. (Bug 588883)

- A predictable session cookie in DHOST. (Bug 586854)


Upgrade to eDirectory 8.8 SP5 Patch 4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5570

File Name: 5570.prm

Family: Generic

Published: 2010/06/15

Modified: 2016/02/05

Nessus ID: 47022

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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


Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 5.8


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:P/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2010/06/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/06/03

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4653

BID: 37009, 40541

OSVDB: 62661, 65145, 65146, 65147