Novell ZENworks Buffer Overflow in Configuration Management Preboot Service Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1024050|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1024050
(Links to External Site)
Date: Jun 2 2010
Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): prior to 10.3|
A vulnerability was reported in Novell ZENworks. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.|
A remote user can send specially crafted data to the Preboot Service (novell-pbserv.exe) on TCP port 998 to trigger a stack overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with System privileges.
The vendor was notified on February 9, 2010.
Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint.
A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.|
The vendor has issued a fix (10.3).|
The vendor's advisory is available at:
Vendor URL: www.novell.com/support/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=7005572&sliceId=1 (Links to External Site)
Source Message Contents
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 12:00:13 -0500|
Subject: ZDI-10-090: Novell ZENworks Configuration Management Preboot Service Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
ZDI-10-090: Novell ZENworks Configuration Management Preboot Service Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
June 1, 2010
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-- 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 Preboot Service (novell-pbserv.exe).
This service listens for incoming connections on TCP port 998. The
service uses a simple binary protocol where the first DWORD is an opcode
followed by the specific opcode's data, typically in length/value pairs.
These length values are not checked against the destination buffers size
allowing for stack-based overflows to occur. This can lead to arbitrary
code execution in the context of the SYSTEM user.
-- Vendor Response:
Novell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2010-02-09 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-06-01 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by:
* Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security (www.harmonysecurity.com)
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