‘Novell iPrint Server Queue Name Code Execution Vulnerability’


‘.This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Novell iPrint Server


‘The information has been provided by Francis Provencher .
The original article can be found at: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-138/


Vulnerable Systems:
Novell iPrint

Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The flaw exists within the ‘/opt/novell/iprint/bin/ipsmd’ component; this component communicates with ‘ilprsrvd’ which listens on TCP port 515. When handling an LPR opcode 0x01 packet type the process blindly copies user supplied data into a fixed-length buffer on the stack. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the iprint user.

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

Disclosure Timeline:
2010-07-20 – Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-08-05 – Coordinated public release of advisory’

Categories: UNIX