Novell Zenworks Handheld Management ZfHIPCnd.exe Opcode 2 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-11-026
Type zdi
Reporter AbdulAziz Hariri
Modified 2011-11-09T00:00:00


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Novell Zenworks Handheld Management. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the Access Point process (ZfHIPCnd.exe) which listens by default on TCP port 2400. The problem occurs due to the application copying arbitrary sized data from a packet into a statically sized buffer. Due to the application not accommodating for the variable sized data during initialization of this buffer a buffer overflow will occur. This can lead to code execution under the context of the application.