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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2005.0465 -- Sun Alert Notification 101770
Security Vulnerability in Webmail May Allow an Unprivileged
User to Execute Arbitrary Code
20 June 2005
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: iPlanet Messaging Server 5.2 Patch 1
Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.2
Sun ONE Messaging Server 6.2
Publisher: Sun Microsystems
Operating System: Solaris
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
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Sun(sm) Alert Notification
* Sun Alert ID: 101770
* Synopsis: Security Vulnerability in Webmail May Allow an
Unprivileged User to Execute Arbitrary Code
* Category: Security
* Product: iPlanet Messaging Server 5.2 Patch 1, Sun Java System
Messaging Server 6.2 EA Software
* BugIDs: 6284060
* Avoidance: None
* State: Workaround
* Date Released: 17-Jun-2005
* Date Closed:
* Date Modified:
A new security vulnerability in the iPlanet Messaging Server/Sun ONE
Messaging Server may allow a remote unprivileged user the ability to
(IE) browser and thus execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user running IE.
Note: This issue only occurs when the client browser is Internet
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:
* iPlanet Messaging Server 5.2 (for Solaris 2.6 and Solaris 8)
* Sun ONE Messaging Server 6.2 (for Solaris 8, Solaris 9, Solaris
* Sun ONE Messaging Server 6.2 (for Solaris 9 and Solaris 10)
* Sun ONE Messaging Server 6.2 (for RHEL 2.1 or 3.0)
1. iPlanet Messaging Server 5.2 is not supported on Solaris 7.
2. Sun ONE Messaging Server 6.2 is not supported on Solaris 7 or
Solaris 8 on the x86 platform.
There are no reliable symptoms that would indicate the described issue
has been exploited.
This Sun Alert will be updated as more information is known.
A final resolution is pending completion.
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