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Oracle Communications Messaging Server "STARTTLS" Plaintext Injection Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2011-04-20    Views:  1,804

Secunia Advisory SA44301

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Manipulation of data

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Oracle Communications Messaging Server, which can be exploited by malicious people to manipulate certain data.

The vulnerability is caused due to the TLS implementation within the SMTP, IMAP, and POP servers not properly clearing transport layer buffers when upgrading from plaintext to ciphertext after receiving the "STARTTLS" command.

For more information:
SA43646

The vulnerability is reported in the following products:
* Oracle Communications Messaging Exchange Server 7.0
* Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.3


Solution:
Apply updates (please see the vendor's advisory for details).

Provided and/or discovered by:
It is currently unclear who reported this vulnerability as the Oracle Critical Patch Update for April 2011 only provides a bundled list of credits. This section will be updated when/if the original reporter provides more information.

Original Advisory:
Oracle:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuapr2011-301950.html#AppendixSUNS

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