Secunia Research: NNT Change Tracker / Remote Angel Insecure File Permissions

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                     Secunia Research 21/06/2011

    - NNT Change Tracker / Remote Angel Insecure File Permissions -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

* NNT Change Tracker version 4.7.1.4.
* NNT Remote Angel version 4.7.0.1.

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Less critical
Impact: Privilege escalation
Where:  Local system

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"Change Tracker Enterprise is a full-scale combination of 
configuration management and policy compliance that can be deployed
enterprise-wide to ensure workstations and servers, as well as
network devices, firewalls and directories meet the organization's
configuration policy. "

Product Link:
http://www.newnettechnologies.com/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a security issue in NNT Change 
Tracker / Remote Angel, which can be exploited by malicious, local 
users to gain escalated privileges.

The security issue is caused by the application setting insecure file 
system permissions on an application's installation directory. This 
can be exploited to overwrite any program or library in the "Remote 
Angel" directory.

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5) Solution 

Apply updates. Contact the vendor for further information.

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6) Time Table 

27/05/2011 - Requested security contact.
27/05/2011 - Vendor response.
27/05/2011 - Details provided to the vendor.
27/05/2011 - Vendor acknowledgment.
20/06/2011 - Requested status update.
21/06/2011 - Vendor confirmed a fix was released.
21/06/2011 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has not yet
assigned a CVE identifier for the security issue.

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2011-49/

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