‘Novell iPrint Client Browser Plugin Parameter Name Code Execution’


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of the Novell iPrint Client browser plugin.’


‘The information has been provided by Ivan Almuina.
The original article can be found at: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-139/


Vulnerable Systems:
Novell iPrint

User interaction is required in that a target must visit a malicious web page. The specific flaw exists within handling plugin parameters. The application does not properly verify the name of parameters passed via tags. If a malicious attacker provides a long enough value a destination buffer can be overflowed. Successful exploitation leads to execution of arbitrary code under the context of the user owning the browser process.

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

Disclosure Timeline:
2010-06-02 – Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-08-05 – Coordinated public release of advisory’

Categories: UNIX