iDefense Security Advisory 06.03.08 http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/ Jun 03, 2008
Sun Java System Active Server Pages is a multi-platform ASP application server. It provides provides ASP (Active Server Pages) functionality to a web server. More information is available at the following URL.
Remote exploitation of an information disclosure vulnerability in Sun Microsystem's Java System Active Server Pages allows attackers to obtain sensitive information.
This vulnerability exists due to the placement of the password and configuration data within the application server root directory. By making requests for specific, sensitive documents an attacker could obtain the configuration or password hashes of allowed users.
Exploitation allows an attacker to gain sensitive information from the server. No authentication is required to reach the affected ASP applications. The attacker only needs to be able to establish a session with the administration server on TCP port 5100.
iDefense has confirmed the existence of this vulnerability within version 4.0.2 of Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Java System Active Server Pages. Older versions are suspected to be vulnerable.
In order to prevent exploitation of this vulnerability, disable administration server by executing the following command as the 'root' user.
# /opt/casp/admtool -e
VI. VENDOR RESPONSE
Sun Microsystems has addressed this vulnerability with the release of version 4.0.3 of Sun Java System Active Server Pages. For more information, refer to Sun Alert 238184 at the following URL.
VII. CVE INFORMATION
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the name CVE-2008-2402 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org/), which standardizes names for security problems.
VIII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
04/04/2007 Initial vendor notification 04/05/2007 Initial vendor response 06/03/2008 Coordinated public disclosure
The discoverer of this vulnerability wishes to remain anonymous.
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