Novell GroupWise 2012/8.0/8.00/8.01/8.02 Internet Agent numeric error

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Novell GroupWise 2012/8.0/8.00/8.01/8.02 (Groupware Software). Affected is an unknown code block of the component Internet Agent. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-189. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Integer overflow in GroupWise Internet Agent (GWIA) in Novell GroupWise 8.0 before Support Pack 3 and 2012 before Support Pack 1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was shared 09/21/2012 by Francis Provencher (TippingPoint) with Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) (Website). The advisory is shared for download at The vendor cooperated in the coordination of the public release. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2012-0417 since 01/09/2012. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are unknown but a private exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 62284 (Novell GroupWise Internet Agent 8.x < 8.0.3 / 12.x < 12.0.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 121206 (Novell GroupWise Internet Agent Multiple Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading to version 8.xSP3 or 2012SP1 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 12495.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (62284). The entries 6561, 6562, 6563 and 62332 are related to this item.








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Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Access: Private
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Nessus ID: 62284
Nessus Name: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent 8.x < 8.0.3 / 12.x < 12.0.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Upgrade: GroupWise 8.xSP3/2012SP1
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Researcher: Francis Provencher (TippingPoint)
Organization: Zero Day Initiative (ZDI)
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-0417 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1027599 - Novell GroupWise Internet Agent Integer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 36358 - Novell GroupWise <8.0 SP3 and < 2012 SP1 GWIA Allows Remote Code Execution, High
SecurityFocus: 55731 - Novell GroupWise Internet Agent CVE-2012-0417 Remote Integer Overflow Vulnerability
OSVDB: 85803

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Created: 10/01/2012 04:23 PM
Updated: 04/14/2021 02:26 PM
Changes: 10/01/2012 04:23 PM (79), 04/17/2017 11:51 AM (7), 04/14/2021 02:26 PM (3)
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Committer: roga


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