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Sun Solaris Sun Update Connection Proxy Password Disclosure Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2005-12-08    Views:  11,715

Secunia Advisory SA17931

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


Sun has acknowledged a vulnerability in Sun Update Connection, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose certain sensitive information.

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error which allows local users to gain knowledge of the configured web proxy password. The proxy password is reportedly also visible in the web proxy log files in the web proxy server.

Successful exploitation requires that Sun Update Connection is configured to use a web proxy with password authentication enabled.

The vulnerability has been reported in Solaris 10 on both SPARC and x86 platforms.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Nicholas Brealey, Culham Electromagnetics and Lightning.

Original Advisory:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102090-1

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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