SEC Consult SA-20141219-0 :: XSS & Memory Disclosure vulnerabilities- in NetIQ eDirectory NDS iMonitor

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Subject: SEC Consult SA-20141219-0 :: XSS & Memory Disclosure vulnerabilities- in NetIQ eDirectory NDS iMonitor
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SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab Security Advisory < 20141219-0 >
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              title: XSS & Memory Disclosure
            product: NetIQ eDirectory NDS iMonitor
 vulnerable version: 8.8 SP8, 8.8 SP7
      fixed version: 8.8 SP8 HF 4,
                     fix available for versions 8.8 SP7 (8.8.7.4 HF 4,
                     8.8.7.6 HF 3)
         CVE number: CVE-2014-5212, CVE-2014-5213
             impact: High
           homepage: https://www.netiq.com/
              found: 2014-10-29
                 by: W. Ettlinger
                     SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab
                     https://www.sec-consult.com
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Vendor description:
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"eDirectory(TM) is a full-service, secure LDAP directory providing incredible
scalability and an agile platform to run your organization's identity
infrastructure and multi-platform network services."

URL: https://www.netiq.com/products/edirectory/


Business recommendation:
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An attacker without an account on the NetIQ eDirectory NDS iMonitor is able
to gain administrative access by luring an authenticated administrator to
visit an attacker-controlled web site. Moreover, an authenticated attacker
is able to retrieve internal data which potentially contains sensitive
data.

As the NetIQ eDirectory is often used to maintain a centralized user database
it is a very attractive target for an attacker. By compromising this system,
an attacker may be able to conduct further attacks on other systems.

SEC Consult recommends to immediately conduct a full security review of
this software, especially if used as a centralized user database.


Vulnerability overview/description:
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1) Memory Disclosure (CVE-2014-5213)
Using crafted HTTP requests an administrative user can retrieve parts of the
virtual memory from the service. This potentially discloses secret data like
passwords.

2) Reflected Cross Site Scripting (XSS, CVE-2014-5212)
A reflected cross site scripting vulnerability was identified. An attacker
could take over the user account of a valid administrator.


Proof of concept:
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1) Memory Disclosure (CVE-2014-5213)
When accessing the following URL as an authenticated user, parts of the virtual
memory can be retrieved:

https://<host>:8030/nds/files/opt/novell/eDirectory/lib64/ndsimon/public/images

2) Reflected Cross Site Scripting (XSS, CVE-2014-5212)
The following URL demonstrates a reflected XSS flaw:

https://<host>:8030/nds/search/data?scope=st&rdn=%3C/script%20%3E%3Cscript%20%3Ealert%28%22XSS%22%29%3C/script%20%3E


Vulnerable / tested versions:
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The vulnerabilities have been verified to exist in the NetIQ eDirectory NDS
iMonitor version 8.8 SP8, which was the most recent version at the time of
discovery.


Vendor contact timeline:
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2014-10-29: Contacting security@netiq.com, sending responsible disclosure
            policy and PGP keys
2014-10-29: Vendor redirects to security@novell.com, providing PGP keys
            through Novell support page
2014-10-30: Sending encrypted security advisory to Novell
2014-10-30: Novell acknowledges the receipt of the advisory
2014-11-18: Novell: the vulnerabilities have been fixed by development; the
            patches will be release end of November
2014-12-08: Novell: the release has been pushed to Dec. 8th
2014-12-09: Novell: the release 8.8.8.4 should be released tomorrow;
            The hotfix for 8.8.7.6 is still pending
2014-12-17: Verifying release of advisory; asking whether patches have been
            released
2014-12-18: Novell: Patches have been released
2014-12-19: Coordinated release of security advisory


Solution:
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Update to the release 8.8.8.4 or apply fix for versions 8.8 SP 7.


Workaround:
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No workaround available.


Advisory URL:
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https://www.sec-consult.com/en/Vulnerability-Lab/Advisories.htm


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