Vulnerability Note VU#476619

Oracle 9iAS default configuration allows arbitrary users to view sensitive configuration files

Original Release date: 06 Mar 2002 | Last revised: 06 Mar 2002


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.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
OracleAffected13 Feb 200227 Feb 2002
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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.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 06 Feb 2002
  • Date First Published: 06 Mar 2002
  • Date Last Updated: 06 Mar 2002
  • Severity Metric: 42.19
  • Document Revision: 8


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