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Novell eDirectory 8 Buffer Overflow

Disclosed
12/12/2012
Created
05/30/2018

Description

This exploit abuses a buffer overflow vulnerability in Novell eDirectory. The vulnerability exists in the ndsd daemon, specifically in the NCP service, while parsing a specially crafted Keyed Object Login request. It allows remote code execution with root privileges.

Author(s)

  • David Klein
  • Gary Nilson
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez@metasploit.com>

Platform

Linux

Architectures

x86

Development

References

Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/linux/misc/novell_edirectory_ncp_bof
msf exploit(novell_edirectory_ncp_bof) > show targets
    ...targets...
msf exploit(novell_edirectory_ncp_bof) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(novell_edirectory_ncp_bof) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(novell_edirectory_ncp_bof) > exploit

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