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Category:   OS (Other)  >   NetWare Vendors:   Novell
Netware xvesa Redirect Flaw Lets Remote Users Access Xsessions
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1013460
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1013460
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 17 2005
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.5SP2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Netware in the xvesa code. A remote user can access an Xwindows session without authenticating.

A remote user can can invoke the following type of URL to cause the system to redirect to the active GUI on the target system:

https://<ip address>:8009/GUIMirror/Start

The user can access the GUI without authenticating. Then, the remote user can run the server console applet and gain access the server console.

Impact:   A remote user can access an Xwindows session without authenticating.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix for NetWare 6.5 SP2.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/2971038.htm

Vendor URL:  support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/2971038.htm (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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