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Zero Day Initiative Advisory 11-319

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 11-319
Posted Nov 8, 2011
Authored by Tipping Point | Site zerodayinitiative.com

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 11-319 - This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Novell ZENWorks. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file. The specific flaw exists within \Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\ISGrid2.dll. If the bstrReplaceText parameter exceeds its statically-allocated length then a buffer overflow will occur. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code on the system in the context of the user running the browser.

tags | advisory, remote, overflow, arbitrary
advisories | CVE-2011-3174
MD5 | a0bf0c156a987a89d01a7d186a46c335

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 11-319

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ZDI-11-319 : Novell ZENWorks Software Packaging ISGrid.Grid2.1
DoFindReplace bstrReplaceText Parameter Remote Code Execution
Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-11-319
November 7, 2011

- -- CVE ID:
CVE-2011-3174

- -- CVSS:
9, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C

- -- Affected Vendors:

Novell



- -- Affected Products:

Novell Zenworks



- -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 11268.
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:

http://www.tippingpoint.com

- -- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Novell ZENWorks. User interaction is
required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a
malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within \Program Files\Common
Files\InstallShield\ISGrid2.dll. If the bstrReplaceText parameter
exceeds its statically-allocated length then a buffer overflow will
occur. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code on the system in
the context of the user running the browser.

- -- Vendor Response:

Novell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details
can be found at:

http://www.novell.com/support/viewContent.do?externalId=7009570&sliceId=1



- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-05-17 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2011-11-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory

- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:

* Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod



- -- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI):
Established by TippingPoint, The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) represents
a best-of-breed model for rewarding security researchers for responsibly
disclosing discovered vulnerabilities.

Researchers interested in getting paid for their security research
through the ZDI can find more information and sign-up at:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com

The ZDI is unique in how the acquired vulnerability information is
used. TippingPoint does not re-sell the vulnerability details or any
exploit code. Instead, upon notifying the affected product vendor,
TippingPoint provides its customers with zero day protection through
its intrusion prevention technology. Explicit details regarding the
specifics of the vulnerability are not exposed to any parties until
an official vendor patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the
altruistic aim of helping to secure a broader user base, TippingPoint
provides this vulnerability information confidentially to security
vendors (including competitors) who have a vulnerability protection or
mitigation product.

Our vulnerability disclosure policy is available online at:

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