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Novell ZENworks Configuration Management UploadServlet Remote Code Execution Vulnerability



ZDI-10-078: Novell ZENworks Configuration Management UploadServlet Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
ZDI-10-078: Novell ZENworks Configuration Management UploadServlet Remote Code Execution Vulnerability



ZDI-10-078: Novell ZENworks Configuration Management UploadServlet Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-078 
April 23, 2010

-- Affected Vendors:
Novell

-- Affected Products:
Novell Zenworks

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 9715. 
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:

http://www.tippingpoint.com 

-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Novell ZENworks. Authentication is not
required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the ZENworks Server (zenserver.exe).
This Tomcat server listens by default on TCP ports 80 and 443. The
vulnerability exists in the UploadServlet. Using the UploadServlet an
attacker can upload a malicious file outside of the TEMP directory on
the server. By accessing this uploaded file remotely it is executed in
the context of the zenserver.exe process. This can be exploited to gain
arbitrary code execution in the context of the user running the ZENworks
server.

-- 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=7005573 

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2010-02-09 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-04-23 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
* Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security (www.harmonysecurity.com) 

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