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Novell ZENworks Mobile Management MDM.php Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-087: May 29th, 2013

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Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    ZENworks Mobile Management

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Vulnerability Details


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Novell ZENworks Mobile Management. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within MDM.php, which receives a 'language' variable which later is used to include arbitrary resources from the local filesystem via require_once(). A remote attacker can abuse this to execute remote code under the context of the process running.

Vendor Response

Novell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2013-02-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2013-05-29 - Coordinated public release of advisory

Credit

This vulnerability was discovered by:
    rgod