Novell ZENWorks AdminStudio ISGrid.dll ActiveX Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-12-180: August 29th, 2012
ZENworks Admin Studio
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Novell ZENworks Admin Studio. 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 the ISGrid.dll ActiveX control. The process performs insufficient bounds checking on user-supplied data passed in the DoFindReplace() method which results in heap corruption. This vulnerability can be leveraged to execute code under the context of the process.
Vendor ResponseNovell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
- http://kb.flexerasoftware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=Q201079&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_HOTFIX_1_1&dialogID=125341070&stateId=00 125337386
2011-11-04 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-08-29 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod