Advisory Details

August 29th, 2012

Novell ZENWorks AdminStudio ISGrid.dll ActiveX Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-12-180
ZDI-CAN-1434

CVE ID
CVSS SCORE 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Novell
AFFECTED PRODUCTS ZENworks Admin Studio
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 12491. 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 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.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Novell 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
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2011-11-04 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2012-08-29 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod
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