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Security Vulnerability - GroupWise 8 Agent HTTP Interfaces Remote Code Execution

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Novell GroupWise 8
Novell GroupWise 8 Message Transfer Agent (MTA)
Novell GroupWise 8 Post Office Agent (POA)
Novell GroupWise 8 Internet Agent (GWIA)
Novell GroupWise WebAccess Agent
Novell GroupWise Monitor Agent
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 8.02HP in order to secure their system.


The HTTP interfaces for the GroupWise agents (Message Transfer Agent, Post Office Agent, Internet Agent, WebAccess Agent, Monitor Agent) are vulnerable to an exploit that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Novell Groupwise. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.


Upgrade all GroupWise agents to version 8.02HP (or disable the GroupWise agents' HTTP interfaces) in order to resolve this security issue.

This vulnerability was discovered and reported by Anonymous working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative (, ZDI-CAN-770

Novell bug 627942, CVE number pending


Security Alert

Bug Number



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  • Document ID:7007159
  • Creation Date:04-NOV-10
  • Modified Date:26-APR-12
    • NovellGroupWise

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