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                         AUSCERT Security Bulletin

                              ASB-2009.1021.2
            File Access Vulnerability in Novell Access Manager
                                27 May 2010

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:          Novell Access Manager
Operating System: Linux variants
                  Solaris
                  Windows
Impact/Access:    Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
Resolution:       Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:        CVE-2009-4878 CVE-2009-4879 

Revision History: May  27 2010: added CVEs
                  July 21 2009: Initial Release

OVERVIEW

        A file access vulnerability has been identified in Novell Access 
        Manager 3.1. [1]


IMPACT

        The vendor has confirmed that an unspecified vulnerability allows 
        access to system files from the Administration console of Novell 
        Access Manager. [1]


MITIGATION

        Novell has provided a patch to correct the issue which is available
        to download from their website. [1]


REFERENCES

        [1] Novell Access Manager 3.1 SP1 Readme
            http://www.novell.com/documentation/novellaccessmanager31/accessmanager_readme/data/accessmanager_readme.html#bk7qzpa

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If you believe that your computer system has been compromised or attacked in 
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