Whale Communications e-Gap security appliance discloses source code via HTTP TRACE Method

ID VU:371470
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2004-01-21T15:23:00



Whale communications e-Gap security appliance is a tool to provide a secure remote web access platform. A vulnerability exists that may permit a remote attacker to gain access to the source code of the login page.


Whale communications e-Gap security appliance version 2.5 running on a Microsoft Windows 2000 platform contains a vulnerability that may leak the pre-processed source code of the login page. By submitting an HTTP TRACE method request with a target URL, the appliance will return the source code of the target page. It is reported that this issue has been tested against the login page.

See the ProCheckUp Security Bulletin for further details.


A remote attacker can obtain the source code of the login page. This may lead to information disclosure about the system.


Whale Communications has produced a patch for this vulnerability and has advised customers to contact their local Whale Communications support contact to obtain the fix. Customers may also contact Whale Communications Support at support@whale-com.com.

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Updated: January 14, 2004



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Thanks to ProCheckUp for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail and is based on the information provided by ProCheckUp.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | None
Severity Metric: | 1.88
Date Public: | 2003-12-22
Date First Published: | 2004-01-14
Date Last Updated: | 2004-01-21 15:23 UTC
Document Revision: | 9