Novell ZENworks Asset Management Path Traversal File Overwrite Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Credit: ZDI
Risk: High
Local: No
Remote: Yes

CVSS Base Score: 10/10
Impact Subscore: 10/10
Exploitability Subscore: 10/10
Exploit range: Remote
Attack complexity: Low
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: Complete
Integrity impact: Complete
Availability impact: Complete

ZDI-11-118: Novell ZENworks Asset Management Path Traversal File Overwrite Remote Code Execution Vulnerability April 11, 2011 -- CVE ID: CVE-2010-4229 -- CVSS: 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/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 Asset Management. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within a servlet provided within the Novell Zenworks distribution for uploading files. When processing the path name for the file, the servlet will allow a user to inject path traversal entities into the filename. Then, when the servlet downloads the provided file, the destination will store it to the user-provided location. This can lead to 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: ;externalId=7007841&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_TID_1_1&dialogID= 225674863&stateId=0%200%20225670765 -- Disclosure Timeline: 2010-11-30 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2011-04-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory -- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * AbdulAziz Hariri -- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI): Established by TippingPoint, The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) represents a best-of-breed model for rewarding security researchers for responsibly disclosing discovered vulnerabilities. Researchers interested in getting paid for their security research through the ZDI can find more information and sign-up at: The ZDI is unique in how the acquired vulnerability information is used. TippingPoint does not re-sell the vulnerability details or any exploit code. Instead, upon notifying the affected product vendor, TippingPoint provides its customers with zero day protection through its intrusion prevention technology. Explicit details regarding the specifics of the vulnerability are not exposed to any parties until an official vendor patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the altruistic aim of helping to secure a broader user base, TippingPoint provides this vulnerability information confidentially to security vendors (including competitors) who have a vulnerability protection or mitigation product. Our vulnerability disclosure policy is available online at: Follow the ZDI on Twitter:


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