Novell File Reporter Agent XML Parsing Remote Code Execution

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5907


The remote host contains a service that is vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow attack.


Novell File Reporter Agent, a tool for identifying files stored on the network, is installed on the remote host.

Versions of Novell File Reporter Agent earlier than are potentially affected by 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 user running the affected application.


Upgrade to Novell File Reporter 1.0.2, which includes NFR Agent version

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 5907

Family: Generic

Published: 2011/05/06

Modified: 2018/07/11

Nessus ID: 53536

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:novell:file_reporter

Patch Publication Date: 2011/04/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/04/04

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0994

BID: 47144