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[Duplicate Entry] Sun Java System Messaging Server May Disclose Portions of Files to Local Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016416
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 4 2006
Original Entry Date:  Jun 30 2006
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2, iPlanet Messaging Server 5.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Sun Java System Messaging Server (iPlanet Messaging Server). A local user can view portions of restricted files on the target system.

A local user can create a symbolic link (symlink) from a critical file on the target system to the 'msg.conf' file. This allows the user to view portions of the symlinked file. Portions of arbitrary files can be read.

[Editor's note: Sun has confirmed that the vulnerability in this Alert is a duplicate of the vulnerability described in Alert ID 1016312 [CVE-2006-3159]. This Alert will be removed from the database shortly.]

Impact:   A local user can read some data from arbitrary files on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry. Sun is working on a fix.

A workaround is described in the Sun advisory, available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   None.

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