Advisory Details

April 11th, 2011

Novell ZENworks Asset Management Path Traversal File Overwrite Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-118
ZDI-CAN-986

CVE ID CVE-2010-4229
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Novell
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Zenworks
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

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

The specific flaw exists within a servlet provided within the Novell Zenworks distribution for uploading files. When processing the path name for the file, the servlet will allow a user to inject path traversal entities into the filename. Then, when the servlet downloads the provided file, the destination will store it to the user-provided location. This can lead to code execution under the context of the service.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Novell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.novell.com/support/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=7007841&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_TID_1_1&dialogID=225674863&stateId=0%200%20225670765
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2010-11-30 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2011-04-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT AbdulAziz Hariri
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