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Title: Novell eDirectory eMBox Utility 'edirutil' Command Unspecified Vulnerability

Severity: MODERATE


Novell eDirectory is a directory service used to centrally manage computer resources on a network.

eDirectory is prone to an unspecified vulnerability because of an error in the 'edirutil.exe' client of the eMBox utility. Access control is enforced internally by the client,; the authentication state is stored locally. Attackers can exploit this issue to obtain the full Distinguished Name (DN), modify the name of log files, read their contents, stop and start eDirectory components, or create unautorized database backups.

Unauthenticated attackers can exploit this issue to cause denial-of-service conditions or to obtain potentially sensitive information that could aid in further attacks.

This issue affects eDirectory 8.8 (and earlier) as well as (and earlier).

Affected Products:

  • Novell eDirectory 8.0.0
  • Novell eDirectory 8.5.0
  • Novell eDirectory 8.5.12 a
  • Novell eDirectory 8.5.27
  • Novell eDirectory 8.6.2
  • Novell eDirectory 8.7.0
  • Novell eDirectory 8.7.1
  • Novell eDirectory 8.7.1 SU1
  • Novell eDirectory 8.7.3
  • Novell eDirectory
  • Novell eDirectory pre-SP9
  • Novell eDirectory
  • Novell eDirectory 8.8


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