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Oracle Collaboration Suite Email Server contains a vulnerability that may compromise system confidentiality

Vulnerability Note VU#549146

Original Release Date: 2006-04-19 | Last Revised: 2006-04-20


An unspecified vulnerability in the Oracle Collaboration Suite Email Server may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to compromise system confidentiality.


Oracle Collaboration Suite Email Server contains an unspecified vulnerability. Oracle states this issue can allow an attacker to easily compromise system confidentiality. Note that an attacker does not need any valid authentication credentials to exploit this vulnerability.

This issue is identified as Oracle vuln# OCS03 in the Oracle Critical Patch Update for April 2006.


A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able gain access to sensitive information,


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This issue is corrected in the Oracle Critical Patch Update for April 2006.

Limit Access to Oracle Collaboration Suite Email Server

You may wish to block access to the vulnerable software from outside your network perimeter, specifically by blocking access to the ports used by the Oracle Collaboration Suite Email Server. This will limit your exposure to attacks. However, blocking at the network perimeter would still allow attackers within the perimeter of your network to exploit the vulnerability. The use of host-based firewalls in addition to network-based firewalls can help restrict access to specific hosts within the network. It is important to understand your network's configuration and service requirements before deciding what changes are appropriate.

Vendor Information


Oracle Corporation Affected

Updated:  April 19, 2006



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


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This vulnerability was reported in the Oracle Critical Patch Update for April 2006. Refer to the Critical Patch Update for a list of reporters credited by Oracle.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 9.36
Date Public: 2006-04-19
Date First Published: 2006-04-19
Date Last Updated: 2006-04-20 11:07 UTC
Document Revision: 18

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