Novell ZENworks Handheld Management Common.dll messageID Request Field Parsing Traversal Arbitrary File Creation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56668


The remote host is running a service affected by a directory traversal vulnerability.


The version of the 'Common.dll' library included with the ZENworks Handheld Management install on the remote Windows host is affected by a directory traversal vulnerability because it fails to sanitize user input to the 'messageID' field in requests of directory traversal sequences.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker with knowledge of the name / ID of the server can exploit this vulnerability to create arbitrary files on the remote host within the context of the ZENworks Handheld Management Server process.


Apply Novell hotfix TID 7009486.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56668

File Name: novell_zenworks_handheld_management_zfhsrv_directory_traversal.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2011/10/28

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 50679, 13855, 10456

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:novell:zenworks_handheld_management

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, SMB/ZENworks/ZfHIPCND/Installed, SMB/ZENworks/ZfHIPCND/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/10/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/04/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4027

BID: 50369

OSVDB: 74197