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Secunia Security Advisory 12969

Secunia Security Advisory 12969
Posted Oct 27, 2004
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in Novell ZENworks for Desktops, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges. The vulnerability is caused due to the Remote Management Agent invoking the ZENworks Remote Control Help functionality with SYSTEM privileges. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary programs with escalated privileges.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, local
MD5 | a222fa04d6b6f7eb2cc756b8281629a7

Secunia Security Advisory 12969

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TITLE:
Novell ZENworks for Desktops Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA12969

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/12969/

CRITICAL:
Less critical

IMPACT:
Privilege escalation

WHERE:
Local system

SOFTWARE:
Novell ZENworks for Desktops 4.x
http://secunia.com/product/1246/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in Novell ZENworks for Desktops,
which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated
privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to the Remote Management Agent
invoking the ZENworks Remote Control Help functionality with SYSTEM
privileges. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary programs with
escalated privileges.

The vulnerability has been reported in version 4.0.1.

SOLUTION:
The vulnerability has been fixed in version 4 SP1b/4.0.1 Interim
Release 5.
http://support.novell.com/servlet/filedownload/sec/pub/zfd401_ir5.exe

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Novell:
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10095153.htm
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/2969662.htm

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
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http://secunia.com/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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