Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Novell NetWare Client Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

iDefense has published an advisory for a vulnerability in the Novell NetWare Client which was discovered by Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security. It is a local privilege escalation vulnerability whereby an unprivileged user can exploit the vulnerable driver nwfilter.sys and gain kernel mode code execution. Novell is issuing a patch that will remove the vulnerable driver.

You can read the full iDefense advisory here:

http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=626

And you can read the Novell advisory here:

https://secure-support.novell.com/KanisaPlatform/Publishing/98/3260263_f.SAL_Public.html