2014-4509 | Novell Identity Manager MKDQUOTESAFE command injection (5187330 / BID-68139)
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A vulnerability was found in Novell Identity Manager 4.0.2 and classified as critical. This issue affects the function
MKDQUOTESAFE. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-77. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:
The MKDQUOTESAFE function in the Fan-out driver scripts in Fan-Out Platform Services in Novell Identity Manager (aka IDM) 4.0.2 allows local users to execute arbitrary commands by leveraging eDirectory POSIX attribute changes to insert shell metacharacters.
The weakness was released 06/20/2014 as 5187330 as confirmed knowledge base article (Website). The advisory is shared at download.novell.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2014-4509 since 06/20/2014. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. A simple authentication is necessary for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.
Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at download.novell.com.
VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.5
NVD Base Score: 🔍
Class: Privilege escalation
0-Day Time: 🔍
CVE: CVE-2014-4509 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 68139 – Novell Identity Manager ‘Fan-Out Platform’ Services Local Command Injection Vulnerability
X-Force: 93926 – Novell Identity Manager MKDQUOTESAFE shell function command execution, Medium Risk
Created: 03/17/2015 16:11
Updated: 08/04/2021 10:59
Changes: (2) source_cve_nvd_summary vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore
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