Security vulnerability with POST requests to GroupWise WebAccess

  • 7002322
  • 07-Jan-2009
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell GroupWise 6.5
Novell GroupWise 7.0
Novell GroupWise 7.01
Novell GroupWise 7.02x
Novell GroupWise 7.03
Novell GroupWise 7.03HP1a
Novell GroupWise GroupWise 8.0 (shipping 8.0 release only)

Situation

Novell GroupWise WebAccess is vulnerable to an issue whereby requests submitted as "POST" requests can be converted to "GET" requests, thereby potentially allowing an attacker to gain access to GroupWise information using a specially crafted URL.
This vulnerability was discovered and reported by Adrian Pastor, ProCheckUp, Ltd (http://www.procheckup.com/), CVE-2009-0274

Resolution

To resolve this issue:
For GroupWise 7.x systems, apply GroupWise 7.03 Hot Patch 2 (HP2) or later
For GroupWise 8.0 systems, apply GroupWise 8.0 Hot Patch 1 (HP1) or later
GroupWise 6.5x is End-of-Life.  GroupWise 6.5 systems will need to be upgraded to GroupWise 7.03 HP2 or 8.0 HP1

Status

Security Alert

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