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Category:   Application (File Transfer/Sharing)  >   Veritas File System (VxFS) Vendors:   Symantec
VERITAS File System (VxFS) Discloses Potentially Sensitive Information to Local Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021074
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3248   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 21 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 5.0 MP3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VERITAS File System (VxFS). A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

A local user can exploit flaws in two commands that are part of the Quick I/O for Database feature.

A local user can invoke the qiomkfile command to view the contents of uninitialized file system blocks.

A local user can invoke the qioadmin command to redirect the contents of arbitrary files to standard error.

Derek Callaway of Security Objectives reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (5.0 MP3) for Linux, AIX, and Solaris, available at:

No solution was available for HP/UX at the time of this entry.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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