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Novell Client Arbitrary Code Execution

Disclosed May 22, 2013    Fully Patched

Vulnerability Description:

A vulnerability exists in the kernel driver (nicm.sys) of the Novell Client when it handles IOCTL 0x143B6B. This allows a local attacker to elevate their privileges to grant them the ability to execute code within the context of the kernel.

Vendors:

Novell

Vulnerable Software/Devices:

Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows 7 and Windows 8

Vulnerability Severity:

Medium

Exploit Availability:

N/A

Exploit Impact:

Elevation of Privilege
Local Elevation of Privilege Local attackers exploiting this vulnerability will be able to elevate their privileges to the context of the kernel. Attackers will likely leverage this to hide their presence on the compromised system.

BeyondTrust Prevention and Detection:

BeyondTrust's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.

  • 19231 - Novell Client Arbitrary Code Execution

Mitigation:

Apply the updated Novell client module.

Links:

CVE(s):

None

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