pipe_master in Sun ONE/iPlanet Messaging Server 5.2 HotFix 1.16 (built May 14 2003) allows local users to read portions of restricted files via a symlink attack on msg.conf in a directory identified by the CONFIGROOT environment variable, which returns the first line of the file in an error message.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
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20060614 Sun iPlanet Messaging Server 5.2 root password compromise
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