Secunia Research Advisory

Novell iPrint Client ActiveX Control "GetFileList()" Information Disclosure


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                     Secunia Research 25/08/2008

               - Novell iPrint Client ActiveX Control -
              - "GetFileList()" Information Disclosure -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

* Novell iPrint Client 4.36
* Novell iPrint Client for Windows Vista 5.04

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Less critical
Impact: Exposure of sensitive information
Where:  Remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"Neither you nor your users have time to devote to a complex printing
environment. That's why Novell iPrint extends print services securely
across multiple networks and operating systems. Using proven Internet
technologies, iPrint transforms your Novell Distributed Print 
Servicesô (NDPSÆ) printers into Net-enabled printers, making all your
printing resources instantly accessible with a Web browser and a few
mouse clicks".

Product Link:
http://www.novell.com/products/openenterpriseserver/iprint.html

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a security issue in Novell iPrint 
Client, which can be exploited by malicious people to gain knowledge 
of potentially sensitive information.

The insecure "GetFileList()" method returns a list of images (".jpg",
".jpeg", ".gif", and ".bmp") in a directory specified as argument to
the method. This can be exploited to gain knowledge of any image file
names in arbitrary directories on a user's system, including e.g. the
user's "My Pictures" / "Pictures" folder without knowledge of the
user's username.

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5) Solution 

Update to version 5.06.

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6) Time Table 

20/06/2008 - Vendor notified.
23/06/2008 - Vendor response.
07/07/2008 - Vendor reports that vulnerability has been addressed.
08/07/2008 - Vendor provides new version for testing.
08/07/2008 - Vendor informed that vulnerability is not fixed.
10/07/2008 - Details on vulnerability forwarded.
21/07/2008 - Vendor reports that vulnerability was missed and that a
             new tracking number will be generated.
22/08/2008 - Vendor issues fixed version for Vista.
25/08/2008 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Carsten Eiram, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2008-2432 for the vulnerability.

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
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