VDB-105135 · CVE-2015-0786 · BID 74290

Novell ZENworks Configuration Management Preboot Policy Service memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Novell ZENworks Configuration Management (Policy Management Software) (the affected version unknown). It has been classified as critical. This affects some unknown functionality of the component Preboot Policy Service. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Stack-based buffer overflow in the logging functionality in the Preboot Policy service in Novell ZENworks Configuration Management (ZCM) allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.

The bug was discovered 04/17/2015. The weakness was published 08/09/2017 by sztivi (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at novell.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2015-0786 since 01/07/2015. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 01/08/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 845 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

Similar entries are available at 105129, 105130, 105131 and 105132.






  • commercial


  • end of life

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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01/07/2015 🔍
04/17/2015 +100 days 🔍
04/22/2015 +5 days 🔍
08/09/2017 +840 days 🔍
08/09/2017 +0 days 🔍
08/10/2017 +1 days 🔍
01/08/2021 +1247 days 🔍


Vendor: novell.com

Advisory: novell.com
Researcher: sztivi (sztivi)
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-0786 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1032166
SecurityFocus: 74290 - Novell ZENworks CVE-2015-0786 Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Created: 08/10/2017 08:27 AM
Updated: 01/08/2021 03:51 PM
Changes: 08/10/2017 08:27 AM (63), 11/05/2019 04:54 PM (2), 01/08/2021 03:44 PM (2), 01/08/2021 03:51 PM (1)
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