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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Novell Identity Manager Vendors:   Novell
Novell Identity Manager Input Validation Flaw May Let Remote Users Inject Shell Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016741
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016741
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4506   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 5 2008
Original Entry Date:  Aug 23 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via local system, Root access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Novell Identity Manager. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary commands on the target system.

The 'idmlib.sh' script does not properly validate certain user-supplied values. A user can provide a specially crafted value to cause arbitrary shell commands to be executed by the nxdrv process, which runs with root privileges.

Impact:   A user may be able to execute arbitrary shell commands with root privileges.
Solution:   Novell has issued a patch for 3.0.x, available at:

http://support.novell.com/servlet/filedownload/ftf/idm30linux_unix2.tgz

The Novell advisory is available at:

http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/2974299.htm

Vendor URL:  support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/2974299.htm (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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