ZDI-10-145: Novell ZENWorks Remote Management Agent Weak Authentication Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2010-08-12T00:00:00


ZDI-10-145: Novell ZENWorks Remote Management Agent Weak Authentication Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-145 August 9, 2010

-- CVSS: 9, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

-- Affected Vendors: Novell

-- Affected Products: Novell Zenworks

-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Novell ZENWorks Remote Management. Access to a single node with Remote Management client installed and configured is required.

The specific flaw exists within the storage of Remote Management authentication information on the client. The client utilizes a password stored in the registry that is common among all nodes. This can be exploited by an attacker to execute remote code on any target with the client installed.

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


-- Disclosure Timeline: 2010-06-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2010-08-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * sb

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