Advisory Details

January 7th, 2010

Novell iManager eDirectory Plugin Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-10-001
ZDI-CAN-439

CVE ID CVE-2009-4486
CVSS SCORE 10.0, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Novell
AFFECTED PRODUCTS iManager
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

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

The flaw exists in an application called by the iManager in order to handle importing/exporting of schema information. While importing/exporting from the schema, the sub-application fails to validate the length of its arguments while copying user-supplied data into statically allocated stack buffer. This can result in code execution under the privileges of the application.

VENDOR RESPONSE Novell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.novell.com/support/viewContent.do?externalId=7004985&sliceId=1
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2009-03-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2010-01-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT 1c239c43f521145fa8385d64a9c32243
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