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NOVL-2002-2963651 - iManager (eMFrame) Buffer Overflow

by Nikola Strahija on November 11th, 2002 If Distinguished Name longer than 255 characters entered as user login name, a buffer overflow would terminate eMFrame.

============================== Impact ===============================

The maximum length for the attribute DN in eDirectory 8.6 and above
is 256 characters. While authenticating into eMFrame, if a DN with
more than 256 characters are passed in by the user, eMFrame will

======================== Recommended Actions ========================

DO NOT APPLY THIS PATCH if iManager 1.5 has been previously

See detailed instructions in the referenced Technical Information
Document (TID)

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========================= Revision History ==========================
Original: 12-Aug-2002 - Security Alert: NOVL-2002-2963081
Revision: 08-Oct-2002 - This Revision

Version: PGP Personal Security 7.0.3


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