Read parts of any file via desformat in Oracle Reports
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It enables businesses to give immediate access to information to all levels within and outside of the
organization in an unrivaled scalable and secure environment. Oracle Reports, a component of the Oracle
Application Server, is used by Oracle itself for the E-Business Suite. Many large customers are using Oracle
Reports as reporting tool for their enterprise applications.
The Oracle Reports parameter desformat can read any file by using an absolute or relative file name.
Parts of the file content are displayed in the Reports error message (see test case)
The DESFORMAT parameter specifies the format for the job output. In bit-mapped environments,
use DESFORMAT to specify the printer driver to be used when DESTYPE is FILE.
In character-mode environments, use it to specify the characteristics of the printer named in DESNAME.
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This bug is finally fixed with Critical Patch Update January 2006.
REP-3002: Error in column 5 of line 1 of printer definition file /etc/passwd:
Unknown keyword "root".
REP-3002: Error initializing printer. Please make sure a printer is installed.
27-aug-2003 Oracle secalert was informed
27-aug-2003 Bug confirmed
15-apr-2005 Red-Database-Security informed Oracle secalert that this vulnerability will publish after CPU July 2005
Red-Database-Security offered Oracle more time if it is not possible to provide a fix ==> NO FEEDBACK.
12-jul-2005 Oracle published CPU July 2005 without fixing this issue
18-jul-2005 Red-Database-Security published this advisory
25-aug-2005 CVE number added
13-jan-2005 days since initial report updated
17-jan-2006 Oracle published the Critical Patch Update January 2006 (CPU January 2006)
19-jan-2006 Oracle Vuln# REP05
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