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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
Description Last Modified:  12/31/2005
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
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
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=111697083812367&w=2
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2005-1753
NVD Published Date:
12/31/2005
NVD Last Modified:
10/17/2016