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Security Vulnerability: eDirectory DoS dhost request with certain characters

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NetIQ eDirectory 8.8.7.X on Windows
NetIQ eDirectory 8.8.6.X on Windows


dhost on Windows can be caused to crash with crafted authenticated http requests that contains certain special characters.


To protect against this issue, apply eDirectory or newer code for eDirectory 8.8.7.X and eDirectory 8.8.6.X available at http://dl.netiq.com


Security Alert

Additional Information

This vulnerability was reported by specialists of Positive Research, The Positive Techologies company research center.



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  • Document ID:7011533
  • Creation Date:18-DEC-12
  • Modified Date:27-JAN-14
    • NetIQeDirectory

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