Novell ZENworks Information Disclosure

October 19, 2012

Novell ZENworks is a suite of software products for computer systems management, aims to manage the entire life cycle of servers, PCs and handheld devices. ZENworks supports multiple server platforms and multiple directory services. One of the products, the ZENworks Asset Management suite is used for auditing complete information about hardware and software installations.

The web console provided in ZENworks Asset Management features a graphical interface for administrative tasks. The web console is based on Apache Tomcat; it listens on TCP port 8080 by default. An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Novell ZENworks Asset Management web console. The vulnerability is due to hardcoded credentials which are used by several maintenance functions. In an attack scenario, a remote attacker can use these default credentials to access sensitive information.

Dell SonicWALL has released IPS signatures to detect and block specific exploitation attempts targeting this vulnerability. The signatures are listed below:

  • 9011 Novell ZENworks Asset Management Information Disclosure 1
  • 9012 Novell ZENworks Asset Management Information Disclosure 2