Novell ZENWorks Software Packaging ISGrid.Grid2.1 DoFindReplace bstrReplaceText Parameter Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-11-319: November 7th, 2011
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Novell ZENWorks. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.
The specific flaw exists within \Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\ISGrid2.dll. If the bstrReplaceText parameter exceeds its statically-allocated length then a buffer overflow will occur. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code on the system in the context of the user running the browser.
Vendor ResponseNovell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2011-05-17 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2011-11-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod