It is possible to read the "XSQLConfig.xml" and "soapConfig.xml" configuration files from an Oracle 9i Application Server under the default installation without any authorization. This can lead to an intruder gaining access to sensitive information about the server and potentially compromising it.
The XSQL configuration and SOAP configuration files contain sensitive information such as the database server host name, user ID's and passwords. Since these files are not protected by default, any user can access it directly through a virtual directory and view the contents.
An intruder can gain sensitive information about the configuration of the server. This information can be used to compromise the server.
Apply the appropriate permissions to these files, please see Oracle's Security Alert on this issue.
Apply the appropriate permissions to the "XSQLConfig.xml" and "soapConfig.xml" configuration files.
Our thanks to David Litchfield of NGSSoftware, who reported on this vulnerability.
This document was written by Jason Rafail and is based on the report by David Litchfield.
|Date First Published:||2002-03-06|
|Date Last Updated:||2002-03-06 14:17 UTC|