Novell Client nicm.sys Local Privilege Escalation

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Windows host contains a driver that is affected by a local
privilege escalation vulnerability.

Description :

The file 'NICM.SYS' included with the Novell Client software and
installed on the remote host reportedly allows local users to open the
device '\\.\nicm' and execute arbitrary code in kernel mode using
specially-constructed input.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?338eb9b5
http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2008/Jan/108
http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=4FmI89wOmg4~

Solution :

Install the 491psp3_4_nicm.zip patch referenced in the vendor advisory
above.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 29898 ()

Bugtraq ID: 27209

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5762

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