Security Advisories and Notifications
Security Advisory: (BEA04-49.00)
I. Read the following advisory.
Due to a coding error, users in the Operator role are incorrectly given access to certain sensitive MOraclen attributes containing passwords. This is incorrect as users in the Operator role are supposed to be able to perform server lifecycle operations but are not supposed to have access to passwords. The attributes that the Operator incorrectly has access to include the ServerStartMOraclen.Password and the NodeManagerMOraclen.CertificatePassword. Once obtaining these passwords, it may be possible for the Operator to obtain full administrative control of the server.
II. SUGGESTED ACTION
Oracle strongly recommends the following course of actions:
Oracle strongly suggests that customers apply the remedies recommended in all our security advisories. Oracle also urges customers to apply every Service/Maintenance Pack as they are released. Service/Maintenance Packs include a roll-up of all bug fixes for each version of the product, as well as each of the prior Service/Maintenance Packs. Service/Maintenance Packs and information about them can be found at:
Note: Information about securing WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express can be found at http://edocs.bea.com/wls/docs103/security.html. Specific lockdown information is provided at http://e-docs.bea.com/wls/docs103/lockdown/index.html. We strongly encourage you to review this documentation to ensure your server deployment is securely configured.
As a policy, if there are any security-related issues with any Oracle product, Oracle will distribute an advisory and instructions with the appropriate course of action. Because the security of your site, data, and code is our highest priority, we are committed to communicating all security-related issues clearly and openly.
Security issues can be reported to Oracle by following the directions at: