Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Risk

1/30/2009
01:32 PM
Dark Reading
Dark Reading
Products and Releases
50%
50%

Advisory: CSRF Flaw Found In Novell GroupWise Allows E-Mail Theft

Any HTTP request can be successfully forged, which means that any configuration settings can be changed on behalf of the victim user by tricking him

Advisory publicly released: Friday, January 30, 2009 Vulnerability found: Friday, October 3, 2008 Vendor informed: Friday, October 3, 2008 Severity level: Critical Credits Adrian Pastor of ProCheckUp Ltd (www.procheckup.com). ProCheckUp thanks Novell for working with us in such a professional manner. Description Novell WebAccess is vulnerable to CSRF.

Any HTTP request can be successfully forged which means that any configuration settings can be changed on behalf of the victim user by tricking him to either:

- visit a page - click on a link - view the content of an email (HTML body or attachment)

Perhaps, the most interesting CSRF attack that can be carried out is installing a persistent backdoor which forwards received emails to the attacker. By forging the requests that adds a new forwarding rule, a copy of any email sent to the victim user will be sent to the attacker's inbox.

All the attacker needs to do is email the victim with a malicious link and trick him to click on it. Alternatively, the CSRF attack can be triggered by simply viewing an email sent by the attacker.

Proof of concept As kindly requested by Novell, ProCheckUp will delay publication of the PoC details to allow GroupWise customers time to apply the recommended security patches. How to fix http://www.novell.com/support/search.do?usemicrosite=true&searchString=7002319 Sucessfully tested on Novell GroupWise WebAcess 7.0.3

Novell has confirmed the following versions to be affected by this vulnerability:

GroupWise 6.5x GroupWise 7.0, 7.01, 7.02x, 7.03 GroupWise 8.0 (shipping 8.0 release only)

CVE reference CVE-2009-0272 Consequences Attackers can steal emails, deface email signatures, etc ... References

http://www.procheckup.com/vulnerability_manager

http://www.novell.com/documentation/gw7/gw7_userweb/index.html?page=/documentation/gw7/gw7_userweb/data/using_rules.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-site_request_forgery

Legal Copyright 2009 ProCheckUp Ltd. All rights reserved.

Permission is granted for copying and circulating this Bulletin to the Internet community for the purpose of alerting them to problems, if and only if the Bulletin is not changed or edited in any way, is attributed to ProCheckUp indicating this web page URL, and provided such reproduction and/or distribution is performed for non-commercial purposes.

Any other use of this information is prohibited. ProCheckUp is not liable for any misuse of this information by any third party. ProCheckUp is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 10/23/2020
Russian Military Officers Unmasked, Indicted for High-Profile Cyberattack Campaigns
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  10/19/2020
Modern Day Insider Threat: Network Bugs That Are Stealing Your Data
David Pearson, Principal Threat Researcher,  10/21/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Special Report: Computing's New Normal
This special report examines how IT security organizations have adapted to the "new normal" of computing and what the long-term effects will be. Read it and get a unique set of perspectives on issues ranging from new threats & vulnerabilities as a result of remote working to how enterprise security strategy will be affected long term.
Flash Poll
How IT Security Organizations are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
How IT Security Organizations are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
The COVID-19 pandemic turned the world -- and enterprise computing -- on end. Here's a look at how cybersecurity teams are retrenching their defense strategies, rebuilding their teams, and selecting new technologies to stop the oncoming rise of online attacks.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-27187
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-26
An issue was discovered in KDE Partition Manager 4.1.0 before 4.2.0. The kpmcore_externalcommand helper contains a logic flaw in which the service invoking D-Bus is not properly checked. An attacker on the local machine can replace /etc/fstab, and execute mount and other partitioning related command...
CVE-2020-7752
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-26
This affects the package systeminformation before 4.27.11. This package is vulnerable to Command Injection. The attacker can concatenate curl's parameters to overwrite Javascript files and then execute any OS commands.
CVE-2020-7127
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-26
A remote unauthenticated arbitrary code execution vulnerability was discovered in Aruba Airwave Software version(s): Prior to 1.3.2.
CVE-2020-7196
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-26
The HPE BlueData EPIC Software Platform version 4.0 and HPE Ezmeral Container Platform 5.0 use an insecure method of handling sensitive Kerberos passwords that is susceptible to unauthorized interception and/or retrieval. Specifically, they display the kdc_admin_password in the source file of the ur...
CVE-2020-7197
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-26
SSMC3.7.0.0 is vulnerable to remote authentication bypass. HPE StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) 3.7.0.0 is an off node multiarray manager web application and remains isolated from data on the managed arrays. HPE has provided an update to HPE StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) software 3.7.0.0* U...