Vulnerability Note VU#858726

MailPost discloses sensitive system information when operating in debug mode

Original Release date: 03 Nov 2004 | Last revised: 03 Nov 2004

Overview

A vulnerability is reported to exist in MailPost version 5.1.1sv and possibly earlier versions that may permit a remote attacker to gain sensitive information about the server configuration and environment..

Description

According to the ProCheckUp report, MailPost contains a vulnerability that may permit a remote attacker to gain sensitive information about the server configuration and environment.. When the application is in debug mode, an attacker can retrieve sensitive configuration and environment information about the target machine by sending a *debug* query string to the script. Note that debug mode is enabled in the default configuration.

Impact

This information could be used to determine sensitive information about the server's environment.

Solution

The CERT/CC is currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.

This vulnerability may be mitigated by disabling the debug mode.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
MailPostAffected13 Aug 200403 Nov 2004
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

Thanks to ProCheckUp for reporting this vulnerability.

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

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 03 Nov 2004
  • Date First Published: 03 Nov 2004
  • Date Last Updated: 03 Nov 2004
  • Severity Metric: 3.00
  • Document Revision: 2

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