‘Novell File Reporter Engine RECORD Tag Parsing Code Execution Vulnerability’


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Novell File Reporter Engine.’


‘The information has been provided by gwslabs.
The original article can be found at: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-11-227/


Vulnerable Systems:
 * Novell File Reporter

Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within NFREngine.exe which communicates with the Agent component over HTTPS on TCP port 3035. When parsing tags inside the element, the application lacks a size check before pushing strings to a memcpy. An attacker can leverage this to corrupt the thread’s stack. This vulnerability can result in remote code execution under the context of the SYSTEM account.

Patch Availability:
Novell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

CVE Information:

Disclosure Timeline:
2011-05-25 – Vulnerability reported to vendor
2011-06-27 – Coordinated public release of advisory’

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