Check Point Advisories

Novell iPrint Client GetDriverSettings Stack Buffer Overflow (CVE-2011-3173)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2010-444
Date Published: 12 Dec 2010
Severity: High
Last Updated: Thursday 17 May, 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2011-3173
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Novell iPrint Client is an application that allows users to install and manage printers, or submit print job from a web browser. Novell iPrint Client is bundled with a set of ActiveX controls that implement various functions. A stack buffer overflow exists in Novell iPrint Client. The vulnerability is due to an insufficient validation by the ienipp.ocx ActiveX when processing input to one of the vulnerable methods. A remote attacker can leverage this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation can allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a target system. In an unsuccessful attack attempt, the browser may abnormally terminate.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

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

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Novell iPrint Client GetDriverSettings Stack Buffer Overflow protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Novell iPrint Client GetDriverSettings stack buffer overflow

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