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ESB-2016.0427 - [Win][Linux] Novell ZENworks Configuration Management: Access confidential data - Remote/unauthenticated

Date: 22 February 2016

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2016.0427
         CVE-2015-5970 ZCM ZENworks ChangePassword XPath Injection
                   Information Disclosure Vulnerability
                             22 February 2016

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Novell ZENworks Configuration Management
Publisher:         Novell
Operating System:  Windows
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2015-5970  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7017240

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CVE-2015-5970 ZCM ZENworks ChangePassword XPath Injection Information 
Disclosure Vulnerability

    Document ID: 7017240
    Creation Date: 09-FEB-16
    Modified Date: 11-FEB-16

This document (7017240) is provided subject to the disclaimer at the end of 
this document.

Environment

Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.4

Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.3

Situation

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to exfiltrate arbitrary text files
on vulnerable installations of Novell Zenworks. Authentication is not required
to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the ChangePassword RPC method. By providing a
malformed query, an attacker can combine a system entity reference with an
XPath injection vulnerability to exfiltrate arbitrary text files from the
system.

This issue has been found and reported by 'cpnrodzc7' working with HP's Zero
Day Initiative (ZDI-16-167, CVE-2015-5970):

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-16-167/

Resolution

MicroFocus has released a patch to address this vulnerability.  The patches
are for ZCM 11.4.x and 11.3.x, and they can be obtained from MicroFocus
Support Patch Finder, or directly from the urls below:

ZCM 11.4.x: https://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=SOM6P0NdZ5U~
ZCM 11.3.x: http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=vt0EO0DgaX8~

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are presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

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