ZDI-06-013: 3Com TippingPoint SMS Server Information Disclosure
May 9, 2006
-- CVE ID:
-- Affected Vendor:
-- Affected Products:
TippingPoint SMS Server
-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability may allow attackers to access sensitive information
from vulnerable TippingPoint SMS servers.
The specific flaw exists within the web management interface. Due to
insufficient protections on specific directories, an attacker with
access to the web interface may be able to view benign data such as the
user manual. In the event that the device was being used for backup
purposes, it may be possible for an attacker to identify additional
information such as configuration settings.
-- Vendor Response:
This issue has been addressed in TippingPoint SMS Server release version
22.214.171.12478. Customers can obtain the update through the SMS device or by
The 3Com vendor advisory is available from:
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2006.01.19 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2006.05.09 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by Micheal Cottingham.
-- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI):
Established by TippingPoint, a division of 3Com, The Zero Day Initiative
(ZDI) represents a best-of-breed model for rewarding security
researchers for responsibly disclosing discovered vulnerabilities.
Researchers interested in getting paid for their security research
through the ZDI can find more information and sign-up at:
The ZDI is unique in how the acquired vulnerability information is used.
3Com does not re-sell the vulnerability details or any exploit code.
Instead, upon notifying the affected product vendor, 3Com provides its
customers with zero day protection through its intrusion prevention
technology. Explicit details regarding the specifics of the
vulnerability are not exposed to any parties until an official vendor
patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the altruistic aim of
helping to secure a broader user base, 3Com provides this vulnerability
information confidentially to security vendors (including competitors)
who have a vulnerability protection or mitigation product.