3Com TippingPoint SMS Server management interface information disclosure

tippingpoint-sms-information-disclosure (26338) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


3Com TippingPoint SMS (Security Management System) Server could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by insecure permissions on certain Web management interface directories. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass authentication and obtain sensitive information, including configuration information if the vulnerable device was being used for backup purposes.


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the latest version of TippingPoint SMS Server ( or later), as listed in 3Com Security Alert: 3COM-06-002. See References.


  • 3Com Security Alert: 3COM-06-002 : TippingPoint¿ SMS Information Disclosure.
  • ZDI-06-013: 3Com TippingPoint SMS Server Information Disclosure Vulnerability.
  • BID-17935: 3Com TippingPoint SMS Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-0993: The web management interface in 3Com TippingPoint SMS Server before does not restrict access to certain directories, which might allow remote attackers to obtain potentially sensitive information such as configuration settings.
  • OSVDB ID: 25360: 3Com TippingPoint SMS Server Permission Weakness Remote Information Disclosure
  • SA20058: 3Com TippingPoint SMS Server Information Disclosure
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016051: TippingPoint SMS Server May Disclose Potentially Sensitive Information to Remote Users

Platforms Affected:

  • 3Com TippingPoint SMS Server


May 09, 2006

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