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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Oracle 9iAS default error information disclosure

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Tries to retrieve the phisical path of files through Oracle9iAS

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

It is possible to obtain the physical path of the remote server
web root.

Description :

Oracle 9iAS permits remote attackers to obtain the physical path of a file
under the server root via a request for a non-existent .JSP file. The default
error generated leaks the pathname in an error message.

Solution :

Ensure that virtual paths of URL is different from the actual directory
path. Also, do not use the directory in
'ApJServMount ' to store data or files.

Upgrading to Oracle 9iAS 1.1.2.0.0 will also fix this issue.


See also :

http://otn.oracle.com/deploy/security/pdf/jspexecute_alert.pdf
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/278971
http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2002-08.html

http://www.nextgenss.com/papers/hpoas.pdf

Network Security Threat Level:

Low

Networks Security ID: 3341

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Javier Fernandez-Sanguino

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