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Vulnerability of Novell Open Enterprise Server: directory traversal via Remote Manager

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can traverse directories via Remote Manager of Novell Open Enterprise Server, in order to read a file outside the service root path.
Impacted products: OES.
Severity of this bulletin: 2/4.
Creation date: 25/01/2017.
Références of this threat: CVE-2017-5182, VIGILANCE-VUL-21675.

Description of the vulnerability 

The Novell Open Enterprise Server product offers a web service.

However, user's data are directly inserted in an access path. Sequences such as "/.." can thus be used to go in the upper directory.

An attacker can therefore traverse directories via Remote Manager of Novell Open Enterprise Server, in order to read a file outside the service root path.
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This computer threat bulletin impacts software or systems such as OES.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this security threat is medium.

The trust level is of type unique source, with an origin of internet client.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this computer vulnerability alert.

Solutions for this threat 

Novell Open Enterprise Server: patch.
A patch is available:
  OES11 SP2, OES11 SP3, OES2015 and OES2015 SP : the applicable patch is named "January 2017 Hot Patch for NRM".
  OES2 SP3 : https://download.novell.com/protected/Summary.jsp?buildid=sV4gvPW3VWI~
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