ZDI-10-112: Novell Access Manager Arbitrary File Upload Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2010-06-23T00:00:00


ZDI-10-112: Novell Access Manager Arbitrary File Upload Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-112 June 21, 2010

-- CVE ID: CVE-2010-0284

-- Affected Vendors: Novell

-- Affected Products: Novell Access Manager

-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to upload arbitrary files on vulnerable installations of Novell Access Manager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the PortalModuleInstallManager component of the Novell Management Console which exists within the servlet located within nps.jar. Due to a failure to sanitize '../' directory traversal modifiers from a parameter an attacker can specify any filename to upload arbitrary contents into. Successful exploitation can result in code execution under the context of the service.

-- Vendor Response: Novell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:


-- Disclosure Timeline: 2009-12-10 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2010-06-21 - Coordinated public release of advisory

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

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