Novell ZENworks Configuration Management up to 10.2 Remote Management Component UploadServlet filename path traversal

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Novell ZENworks Configuration Management up to 10.2 (Policy Management Software). This affects an unknown code block of the file UploadServlet of the component Remote Management Component. The manipulation of the argument filename as part of a WAR File leads to a path traversal vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-22. The software uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the software does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Directory traversal vulnerability in UploadServlet in the Remote Management component in Novell ZENworks Configuration Management (ZCM) 10 before 10.3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a zenworks-fileupload request with a crafted directory name in the type parameter, in conjunction with a WAR filename in the filename parameter and WAR content in the POST data, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-5323.

The weakness was disclosed 06/07/2015 by Stephen Fewer (TippingPoint) with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2010-5324. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details and a public exploit are known. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1006 for this issue.

A public exploit has been developed in Ruby. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is shared for download at We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 45569 (Novell ZENworks Configuration Management < 10 SP3 Multiple Flaws), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows.

Upgrading to version 10.3 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-25534) and Tenable (45569). The entry 75716 is pretty similar.






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Class: Path traversal
ATT&CK: T1006

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 45569
Nessus Name: Novell ZENworks Configuration Management < 10 SP3 Multiple Flaws
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: ZENworks Configuration Management 10.3


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Researcher: Stephen Fewer (TippingPoint)
Organization: TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2010-5324 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 25534 - Novell ZENworks Configuration Management Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability in UploadServlet, Critical
SecurityFocus: 39114 - Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 'UploadServlet' Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
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Created: 06/08/2015 10:01 AM
Updated: 05/20/2022 08:41 AM
Changes: 06/08/2015 10:01 AM (58), 02/23/2017 02:21 PM (15), 05/20/2022 08:39 AM (3), 05/20/2022 08:41 AM (4)
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