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Novell Access Manager SSL VPN 'policy.txt' File Can By Modified By Remote Authenticated Users to Bypass VPN Network Access Controls
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017722
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-1309   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 7 2007
Original Entry Date:  Mar 3 2007
Impact:   Host/resource access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Novell Access Manager. A remote authenticated user can bypass VPN network access controls.

A remote authenticated user can change the permissions of the 'policy.txt' file to read-only while a VPN session is active, disconnect, and then edit the file. When the user reconnects and authenticates, the user can bypass any network access controls invoked by the VPN session.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can bypass VPN network access controls.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (am3sslvpn.tar.gz), available at:

The Novell advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (SuSE)

Message History:   None.

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