Advisory Details

November 7th, 2011

Novell Zenworks Software Packaging LaunchHelp.dll ActiveX Control LaunchProcess Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-318
ZDI-CAN-1204

CVE ID CVE-2011-2657
CVSS SCORE 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Novell
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Zenworks
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 11811. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Novell Zenworks Software Packaging. 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 function LaunchProcess exposed via the LaunchHelp.dll ActiveX Control (ProgID LaunchHelp.HelpLauncher.1). The first argument to LaunchProcess is a path to a command to execute, but the argument is not sanitized and is subject to directory traversal. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary commands on the user's system.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Novell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.novell.com/support/viewContent.do?externalId=7009570&sliceId=1
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2011-07-20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2011-11-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod
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