‘Novell iPrint Client Browser Plugin operation Parameter Code Execution Vulnerability’


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 Rodriguez Almuina.
The original article can be found at: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-140/


Vulnerable Systems:
 * Novell iPrint

User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file. The specific flaw exists within handling plugin parameters. Specifically, a long value for the operation parameter can trigger a stack-based buffer overflow. Successful exploitation leads to execution of arbitrary code under the context of the user running 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