Check Point Advisories

Novell GroupWise Messenger nmma.exe createsearch Memory Corruption

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-174
Date Published: 14 May 2012
Severity: High
Last Updated: Friday 27 January, 2023
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Who is Vulnerable? Novell GroupWise Messenger 2.1.0 and prior
Vulnerability Description A heap memory corruption vulnerability has been reported in Novell GroupWise Messenger.
Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is caused by an incorrect type value while handling objects posted to the createsearch page. A remote attacker may exploit this issue by sending a specially crafted request to the target service. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target service.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block specially crafted requests.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Novell GroupWise Messenger nmma.exe createsearch Memory Corruption protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Instant Messenger
Attack Information: Novell GroupWise Messenger nmma.exe createsearch Memory Corruption

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