Novell ZENworks ChangePassword RPC XPath Injection

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88982


The remote ZENworks server is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The remote Novell ZENWworks Configuration Management (ZCM) server is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability in the ChangePassword RPC implementation that is triggered when handling malformed queries involving a system entity reference. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via XPath injection, to read arbitrary text files.


Apply the patch provided by Micro Focus.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88982

File Name: novell_zenworks_xpath_injection.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2016/02/26

Modified: 2016/04/28

Dependencies: 58446

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:novell:zenworks_configuration_management

Required KB Items: www/zenworks_control_center

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5970

BID: 83238

OSVDB: 134429

ZDI: ZDI-16-167