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ESB-2006.0441 -- [Linux][Solaris] -- Sun Java System/iPlanet Messaging Server vulnerability may allow local access to arbitrary files
Date: 25 October 2006
Original URL: http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?cid=34&it=6449

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                     ESB-2006.0441 -- [Linux][Solaris]
        Sun Java System/iPlanet Messaging Server vulnerability may
                   allow local access to arbitrary files
                              25 October 2006

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.0
                      iPlanet Messaging Server 5.2 Patch 1
Publisher:            Sun Microsystems
Operating System:     Solaris
                      Linux variants
Impact:               Access Privileged Data
Access:               Existing Account

Revision History:  October 25 2006: Patches available for x86 and Linux platforms
                 September 18 2006: Contributing factors, relief/workaround and
                                    resolution sections updated
                      July  3 2006: Initial Release

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Sun(sm) Alert Notification
     * Sun Alert ID: 102496
     * Synopsis: Security Vulnerability May Allow a Local Unprivileged
       User to Partially Read Arbitrary Files
     * Category: Security
     * Product: iPlanet Messaging Server 5.2 Patch 1, Sun Java System
       Messaging Server 6.0
     * BugIDs: 6441337
     * Avoidance: Patch, Workaround
     * State: Resolved
     * Date Released: 30-Jun-2006
     * Date Closed: 19-Oct-2006
     * Date Modified: 13-Jul-2006, 08-Sep-2006, 14-Sep-2006, 19-Oct-2006

1. Impact

   A security vulnerability in the iPlanet Messaging Server and Sun Java
   System Messaging Server may allow a local unprivileged user to be able
   to read some data from any file on the system.

   This issue is also described in CVE-2006-3159:
   http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3159

2. Contributing Factors

   This issue can occur in the following releases:

   SPARC Platform
     * iPlanet Messaging Server 5.2 (for Solaris 8 and 9) without patch
       5.2hf2.14
     * Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2 (for Solaris 8,
       9, and 10) without patch 118207-57

   x86 Platform
     * Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2 (for Solaris 9
       and 10) without patch 118208-57

   Linux Platform
     * Sun Java Messaging Server 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2 (for RHEL 2.1 and 3.0)
       without patch 118209-57

   Note: A valid local account is required on the server running the
   iPlanet or Sun Java System Messaging Server.

   To determine the version of iPlanet Messaging Server on a system, the
   following command can be run:
    % cat /etc/msgregistry.inf

   A list of instances and installs will displayed (if any) if this file
   exists.

   To determine the version of Sun Java Messaging Server on a system, the
   following command can be run:
    % /opt/SUNWmsgsr/sbin/imsimta version

3. Symptoms

   There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described
   vulnerability has been exploited. 

4. Relief/Workaround

   To work around the described issue, restrict shell account access on
   the Messaging Server to trusted or "root" users only to effectively
   limit the potential of any data being revealed.

5. Resolution

   This issue is addressed in the following releases:

   SPARC Platform
     * iPlanet Messaging Server 5.2 (for Solaris 8 and 9) with patch
       5.2hf2.14 or later
     * Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2 (for Solaris 8,
       9, and 10) with patch 118207-57 or later

   x86 Platform
     * Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2 (for Solaris 9
       and 10) with patch 118208-57 or later

   Linux Platform
     * Sun Java Messaging Server 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2 (for RHEL 2.1 and 3.0)
       without patch 118209-57

Change History

   13-Jul-2006:
     * Updated Impact section

   08-Sep-2006:
     * Updated Contributing Factors, Relief/Workaround, and Resolution
       sections

   14-Sep-2006:
     * Updated Relief/Workaround section

   19-Oct-2006:
     * Updated Contributing Factors and Resolution sections
     * State: Resolved

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