Date: 12 April 2012
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AUSCERT Security Bulletin
Cross-Site Tracing Vulnerability in Novell ZENworks
12 April 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Novell ZENworks Configuration Management
Operating System: Windows
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2012-2223
Member content until: Saturday, May 12 2012
Comment: There is currently no fix available for ZCM 11.1.
A cross-site tracing vulnerability has been found in Novell ZENworks
Configuration Management (ZCM).
According to OWASP, a cross-site tracing attack has the following
"The client sends an HTTP TRACE with all header information including
cookies, and the server simply responds with that same data." 
This essentially means that an attacker could potentially pilfer
credentials and other sensitive information.
The National Vulnerability Database has the following additional
"The xplat agent in Novell ZENworks Configuration Management (ZCM)
10.3.x before 10.3.4 and 11.x before 11.2 enables the HTTP TRACE
method, which might make it easier for remote attackers to conduct
cross-site tracing (XST) attacks via unspecified vectors." 
The vulnerability is fixed in ZCM 10.3.4. There is currently no fix
for ZCM 11.1. Novell states on their website that it has been
"Reported to Engineering".
 Cross Site Tracing
 Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-2223
 Security Vulnerability on the xplat agent
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