Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer
Multiple buffer overflows in Novell iPrint Client before 5.06 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by calling the Novell iPrint ActiveX control (aka ienipp.ocx) with (1) a long third argument to the GetDriverFile method; a long first argument to the (2) GetPrinterURLList or (3) GetPrinterURLList2 method; (4) a long argument to the GetFileList method; a long argument to the (5) GetServerVersion, (6) GetResourceList, or (7) DeleteResource method, related to nipplib.dll; a long uploadPath argument to the (8) UploadPrinterDriver or (9) UploadResource method, related to URIs; (10) a long seventh argument to the UploadResource method; a long string in the (11) second, (12) third, or (13) fourth argument to the GetDriverSettings method, related to the IppGetDriverSettings function in nipplib.dll; or (14) a long eighth argument to the UploadResourceToRMS method.
CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow
Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.