Novell ZENworks Asset Management up to 6 msg.dll heap-based overflow

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A vulnerability classified as very critical has been found in Novell ZENworks Asset Management up to 6. This affects an unknown code block in the library msg.dll. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-122. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 12/01/2006. The weakness was presented 12/05/2006 by Eric Detoisien (iDefense) with iDEFENSE (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2006-6299 since 12/05/2006. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 07/12/2019). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 23787 (Novell ZENworks Asset Management Collection Client Remote Overflow), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gain a shell remotely and running in the context remote.

Upgrading to version 7 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 9051.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 21400), X-Force (30665), Secunia (SA23157), SecurityTracker (ID 1017326) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-13397).




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.0

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-122
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 23787
Nessus Name: Novell ZENworks Asset Management Collection Client Remote Overflow
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: ZENworks Asset Management 7
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Researcher: Eric Detoisien (iDefense)
Organization: iDEFENSE
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2006-6299 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 21400 - Novell ZENworks Asset Management Collection Client Remote Integer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 23157
X-Force: 30665
SecurityTracker: 1017326
Vulnerability Center: 13397 - Novell ZENworks Asset Management and Collection Client Code Execution Vulnerability, Critical
OSVDB: 31352 - ZENworks Asset Management Collection Client buffer overflow
Vupen: ADV-2006-4829


Created: 03/12/2015 10:21 PM
Updated: 07/12/2019 09:47 AM
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