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Secunia Security Advisory 18995

Secunia Security Advisory 18995
Posted Feb 23, 2006
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in Novell CASA, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 18995

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TITLE:
Novell CASA pam_micasa Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA18995

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/18995/

CRITICAL:
Highly critical

IMPACT:
System access

WHERE:
>From remote

SOFTWARE:
Novell Common Authentication Service Adapter (CASA) 1.x
http://secunia.com/product/8262/
Novell Open Enterprise Server
http://secunia.com/product/4664/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in Novell CASA, which can be
exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the CASA PAM
handler (pam_micasa authentication module). This can be exploited to
cause a stack-based buffer overflow and allows arbitrary code
execution.

The vulnerability has been reported in CASA included with:
* Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86 (i386)
* Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64 (x86_64)
* Open Enterprise Server (i386)

SOLUTION:
Apply updates.

Updates are available via Red Carpet or from the maintenance web:
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?psdb/eb79800a3d8a5cb6599b75e30f0ba133.html

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_10_casa.html

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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