Novell eDirectory Malformed NCP Request Denial of Service Vulnerability

Credit: ZDI
Risk: Medium
Local: No
Remote: Yes

CVSS Base Score: 5/10
Impact Subscore: 2.9/10
Exploitability Subscore: 10/10
Exploit range: Remote
Attack complexity: Low
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: None
Integrity impact: None
Availability impact: Partial

ZDI-11-060: Novell eDirectory Malformed NCP Request Denial of Service Vulnerability February 7, 2011 -- CVE ID: CVE-2010-4327 -- CVSS: 9, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C) -- Affected Vendors: Novell -- Affected Products: Novell eDirectory -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection: TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 8275. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit: -- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows attackers to deny services on vulnerable installations of Novell eDirectory. Authentication is not required in order to trigger this vulnerability. The flaw exists within Novell's eDirectory Server's NCP implementation. Novell's eDirectory Server binds to port 524 for processing NCP requests. When the application processes a malformed FileSetLock request, the service will become unresponsive resulting in an inability to authenticate to that server. -- Vendor Response: Novell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at: eId=2 -- Disclosure Timeline: 2009-03-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2011-02-07 - Public release of advisory -- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * 1c239c43f521145fa8385d64a9c32243 -- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI): Established by TippingPoint, The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) represents a best-of-breed model for rewarding security researchers for responsibly disclosing discovered vulnerabilities. Researchers interested in getting paid for their security research through the ZDI can find more information and sign-up at: The ZDI is unique in how the acquired vulnerability information is used. TippingPoint does not re-sell the vulnerability details or any exploit code. Instead, upon notifying the affected product vendor, TippingPoint provides its customers with zero day protection through its intrusion prevention technology. Explicit details regarding the specifics of the vulnerability are not exposed to any parties until an official vendor patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the altruistic aim of helping to secure a broader user base, TippingPoint provides this vulnerability information confidentially to security vendors (including competitors) who have a vulnerability protection or mitigation product. Our vulnerability disclosure policy is available online at: Follow the ZDI on Twitter:


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