Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-5478

Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in Novell eDirectory 8.8.x before 8.8.1 FTF1, and 8.x up to, and Novell NetMail before 3.52e FTF2, allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via (1) a long HTTP Host header, which triggers an overflow in the BuildRedirectURL function; or vectors related to a username containing a . (dot) character in the (2) SMTP, (3) POP, (4) IMAP, (5) HTTP, or (6) Networked Messaging Application Protocol (NMAP) Netmail services.
Vulnerability category: OverflowExecute code
Published 2006-10-24 20:07:00
Updated 2018-10-17 21:43:32
Source MITRE
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At least one public exploit which can be used to exploit this vulnerability exists!

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2006-5478

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 95.39%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 99 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

Metasploit modules for CVE-2006-5478

  • Novell eDirectory NDS Server Host Header Overflow
    Disclosure Date : 2006-10-21
    This module exploits a stack buffer overflow in Novell eDirectory 8.8.1. The web interface does not validate the length of the HTTP Host header prior to using the value of that header in an HTTP redirect. Authors: - MC <[email protected]>

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