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Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-180

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-180
Posted Aug 29, 2012
Authored by Tipping Point | Site zerodayinitiative.com

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-180 - This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Novell ZENworks Admin Studio. 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 the ISGrid.dll ActiveX control. The process performs insufficient bounds checking on user-supplied data passed in the DoFindReplace() method which results in heap corruption. This vulnerability can be leveraged to execute code under the context of the process.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, activex
MD5 | b7dfbc22ec5b459a2bb61c0c4c715048

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-180

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ZDI-12-180 : Novell ZENWorks AdminStudio ISGrid.dll ActiveX Remote Code
Execution Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-180
August 29, 2012

- -- CVE ID:


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

- -- Affected Vendors:
Novell

- -- Affected Products:
Novell ZENworks Admin Studio

- -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 12491.
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 Admin Studio. 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 the ISGrid.dll ActiveX control. The process
performs insufficient bounds checking on user-supplied data passed in the
DoFindReplace() method which results in heap corruption. This vulnerability
can be leveraged to execute code under the context of the process.

- -- Vendor Response:
Novell has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can
be found at:
http://kb.flexerasoftware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayK
C&docType=kc&externalId=Q201079&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_HOTFIX_1_1&dialogID=
125341070&stateId=00 125337386


- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-11-04 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-08-29 - 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:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/disclosure_policy/

Follow the ZDI on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/thezdi

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