Novell File Reporter Agent XML Parsing Remote Code Execution
Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5907
SynopsisThe remote host contains a service that is vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow attack.
DescriptionNovell 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 18.104.22.168 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.
SolutionUpgrade to Novell File Reporter 1.0.2, which includes NFR Agent version 22.214.171.124.