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AdminStudio ISProxy Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 10.3
Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.0
Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.1
Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2


A vulnerability has been identified with AdminStudio that ships with ZCM. This software installs an ActiveX Control that could allow access to load arbitrary dlls from the underlying OS.


A patch has been released to address this issue, and is available from


Vulnerability: this software installs an ActiveX Control with the following settings: Binary path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\ISProxy.dll.  ISProxy Implements IObjectSafety: True Safe for Initialization (IObjectSafety): True, Safe for Scripting (IObjectSafety): True, According to the IObjectSafety interface, it is safe for scripting and safe for initialization, so Internet Explorer will allow scripting of this control.


Security Alert

Additional Information

This vulnerability was discovered by:    Andrea Micalizzi (aka rgod)
Reported to Novell by ZDI / Tippingpoint



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  • Document ID:7011811
  • Creation Date:21-FEB-13
  • Modified Date:20-MAR-13
    • NovellZENworks Configuration Management

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