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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Novell Sentinel Agent Manager Vendors:   Novell
Novell Sentinel Agent Manager NQMcsVarSet ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030434
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-3460   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 17 2014
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of system information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 7.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Novell Sentinel Agent Manager. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will invoke the NQMcsVarSet ActiveX control and exploit a directory traversal flaw in the DumpToFile() method to write files and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

The CLSID of the vulnerable control is: B4B7CF9E-AD9E-11D8-AE3B-005056C00008

The vendor was notified on September 4, 2013.

The original advisory is available at:

Andrea Micalizzi, aka rgod, reported this vulnerability (via HP's Zero Day Initiative).

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued an update (7.2), which no longer uses the vulnerable method.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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