-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
OES11 SP2 - The 'nwrights' utility also grants the 'S' right
when the 'F' right is set - CVE-2014-0595.
30 April 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 (OES 11) Linux Support Pack 2
Novell Client for Linux
Operating System: SUSE
Impact/Access: Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2014-0595
- --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT--------------------
OES11 SP2 - The 'nwrights' utility also grants the 'S' right when the 'F'
right is set - CVE-2014-0595.
Novell Open Enterprise Server
This document (7014932) is provided subject to the disclaimer at the end of
Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 (OES 11) Linux Support Pack 2
Novell Client for Linux
The 'nwrights' cli utility can be found under '/opt/novell/ncl/bin', and is a
part of the Novell Client for Linux.
When a user is granted File system rights ('F'), using this 'nwrights' utility
from OES11 SP2 shipping code, that particular user also automatically receives
the Supervisor right ('S') on that particular file.
When using 'nwrights' to set any other rights such as Read/Write ('RW'), this
is all still working as is expected, and the problem behavior where rights are
being elevated is not observed.
The solution to this issue has been released as hot patch: "April 2014
OES11SP2 Hot Patch for NCL"
An out-of-bound problem caused a bit to always be set outside off the array
access, causing this particular behavior when File system rights were set.
This security vulnerability has been categorized as CVE-2014-0595.
The problem exists with the Novell Client for Linux (novell-qtgui,
novell-qtgui-cli, novell-ui-base) from OES11 SP2 only, and does not exist with
the Novell Client for Linux as shipped with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
This Support Knowledgebase provides a valuable tool for NetIQ/Novell/SUSE
customers and parties interested in our products and solutions to acquire
information, ideas and learn from one another. Materials are provided for
informational, personal or non-commercial use within your organization and are
presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.
- --------------------------END INCLUDED TEXT--------------------
You have received this e-mail bulletin as a result of your organisation's
registration with AusCERT. The mailing list you are subscribed to is
maintained within your organisation, so if you do not wish to continue
receiving these bulletins you should contact your local IT manager. If
you do not know who that is, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will forward your request to the appropriate person.
NOTE: Third Party Rights
This security bulletin is provided as a service to AusCERT's members. As
AusCERT did not write the document quoted above, AusCERT has had no control
over its content. The decision to follow or act on information or advice
contained in this security bulletin is the responsibility of each user or
organisation, and should be considered in accordance with your organisation's
site policies and procedures. AusCERT takes no responsibility for consequences
which may arise from following or acting on information or advice contained in
this security bulletin.
NOTE: This is only the original release of the security bulletin. It may
not be updated when updates to the original are made. If downloading at
a later date, it is recommended that the bulletin is retrieved directly
from the author's website to ensure that the information is still current.
Contact information for the authors of the original document is included
in the Security Bulletin above. If you have any questions or need further
information, please contact them directly.
Previous advisories and external security bulletins can be retrieved from:
Australian Computer Emergency Response Team
The University of Queensland
Internet Email: email@example.com
Facsimile: (07) 3365 7031
Telephone: (07) 3365 4417 (International: +61 7 3365 4417)
AusCERT personnel answer during Queensland business hours
which are GMT+10:00 (AEST).
On call after hours for member emergencies only.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----