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Security Vulnerability - GroupWise Internet Agent (GWIA) Denial-of-Service (DoS) Issue

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Novell GroupWise 8
Novell GroupWise 8 Internet Agent
GroupWise 8.0x up to (and including) 8.02HP2


The Novell GroupWise Internet Agent (GWIA) is vulnerable to a DoS exploit whereby an attacker could potentially cause the application to crash by inputting certain data.

This vulnerability was discovered and reported by James Ogden - Salford Software (

CVE-2011-2218, CVE-2011-2219


To resolve this issue, apply GroupWise 8.0 Hot Patch 3 (HP3) or later.
Previous versions of GroupWise are likely also vulnerable but are no longer supported. Customers on earlier versions of GroupWise should, at a minimum, upgrade their GWIAs and associated Domains to version 8.02HP3 in order to secure their system.


Security Alert

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  • Document ID:7006378
  • Creation Date:30-JUN-10
  • Modified Date:26-APR-12
    • NovellGroupWise

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