Novell Forum unspecified code execution

novell-forum-unspecified-code-execution (45199) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


An unspecified vulnerability in Novell Forum (formerly SiteScape Forum) could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitray code on the system. By sending a specially-crafted URL request, a remote attacker could inject and execute arbitrary TCL code on the vulnerable system.


Base Score: 7.5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 5.5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Gain Access


Apply the patch for this vulnerability (Tcl Injection 6.0 - 7.x - 8.0), available from the Novell: Downloads Web site. See References.


  • Novell: Downloads Web site: Security patch - Tcl Injection 6.0 - 7.x - 8.0.
  • BID-30909: Novell Forum Unspecified Tcl Command Injection Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-4047: Unspecified vulnerability in Novell Forum (formerly SiteScape Forum) 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and 8.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary TCL code via a modified URL. NOTE: this might overlap CVE-2007-6515.
  • SA31578: Novell Forum TCL Command Injection Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020803: Novell Forum Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Tcl Code

Platforms Affected:

  • Novell Forum 7.0
  • Novell Forum 7.1
  • Novell Forum 7.2
  • Novell Forum 7.3
  • Novell Forum 8.0


Aug 19, 2008

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