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CVE-2005-1753 Detail

Current Description

** DISPUTED ** ReadMessage.jsp in JavaMail API 1.1.3 through 1.3, as used by Apache Tomcat 5.0.16, allows remote attackers to view other users' e-mail attachments via a direct request to /mailboxesdir/username@domainname. NOTE: Sun and Apache dispute this issue. Sun states: "The report makes references to source code and files that do not exist in the mentioned products."

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/31/2005      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2005-1753
Original release date:
12/31/2005
Last revised:
10/17/2016
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/30/2006)

We do not believe this is a security issue; this is a deliberate circumvention of the Javamail API. The Javamail API provides a comprehensive and secure method to retrieve mail. In this example, the author retreives the message directly from the mail directory on the filesystem. Even if the user insists on using this incorrect way of accessing mail, then the permissions set by the dovecot and tomcat packages are enough to protect against direct access to most of the files listed in the bug report.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=111697083812367&w=2 External Source BUGTRAQ 20050524 Javamail Multiple Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html External Source MISC http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

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