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GroupWise (Wireless) WebAccess 6_5 Log InfoLeak

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For Immediate Disclosure

============================== Summary ==============================

 Security Alert: NOVL-2003-10085583
          Title: GroupWise (Wireless) WebAccess 6.5 Log Info Leak
           Date: 31-Jul-2003
       Revision: Original
   Product Name: GroupWise 6.5 WebAccess (Wireless)
 OS/Platform(s): N/A
  Reference URL: http://support.novell.com/servlet/tidfinder/10085583 
    Vendor Name: Novell, Inc. 
     Vendor URL: http://www.novell.com 
Security Alerts: http://support.novell.com/security-alerts 
        Affects: Various
    Identifiers: None
        Credits: Adam Gray, Novacoast, Inc. <agray@novacoast.com>

============================ Description ============================

When wireless phone users login to GroupWise WebAccess the userid and
password are recorded in the webserver's access_log file.  
============================== Impact ===============================

When wireless phone users login to GroupWise WebAccess the userid and
password are recorded in the webserver's access_log file.  
The access_log is located //server/sys/apache/logs/access_log  
It is not a problem for FRAMES or SIMPLE templates.  

GroupWise Webaccess users using their desktop or laptop computers do 
NOT have this problem. 

Only happens with WML & HDML. 

Only happens when using Wireless Phones. 

======================== Recommended Actions ========================

Workaround for webserver logging, until GW 6.5 SP1 can be applied:

This can be configured through the LogFormat and CustomLog directives
in the HTTPD.conf file.  Turning off the access_log is done by 
commenting out the CustomLog directive that defines it.  Altering the
content of the access log is done by changing the LogFormat directive
that corresponds to the access_log's CustomLog entry.  Both of these 
directives are documented at http://httpd.apache.org/docs- 

    LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b" common 
    CustomLog logs/access_log common

Long-term fix:  Apply GroupWise WebAccess 6.5 SP1
See detailed instructions in the referenced Technical Information 
Document (TID) http://support.novell.com/servlet/tidfinder/10085583 

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========================= Revision History ==========================
       Original: 31-Jul-2003 - Original Publication

Version: PGP Personal Security 7.0.3


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