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ZAM File Overwrite Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management with Support Pack 3 - 10.3 Inventory
Novell ZENworks 11 Configuration Management Inventory


An issue exists where specific traversal file modifications can cause remote code execution by an inventory service. 


For ZCM 10.x: This is fixed in version 10.3.2 - see TID 7007237 "ZENworks Configuration Management 10.3.2 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at

For ZCM 11.x: This is fixed in version 11.1 - see TID 7008746 "ZENworks Configuration Management 11.1 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at


Security Alert

Additional Information

This was reported as ZDI-CAN-986 byTippingPoint Corporation.  This vulnerability was discovered by: AbdulAziz Hariri of ThirdEyeTesters.  This is CVE-2010-4229


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  • Document ID:7007841
  • Creation Date:08-FEB-11
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
    • NovellZENworks Configuration Management

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