From: Oracle Corporation
Minor Subject: A patch is available to enforce correct access restrictions.
Product(s) Affected: WebLogic Portal
Threat level: High
A knowledgeable user can exploit this vulnerability.
A user can gain access to un-entitled pages.
A problem was identified that could potentially cause a security vulnerability in certain versions of WebLogic Portal. A patch is available to correct this problem (see Section II). Oracle treats potential security problems with a high degree of urgency and endeavors to take appropriate steps to help ensure the security of our customers' systems. As a result, Oracle strongly suggests the following actions:
I. Read the following advisory.
II. Apply the suggested action.
III. If you know of any additional users interested in future security advisories, please forward them the registration instructions included in this advisory.
Any sites that use entitlements placed directly on desktop books, pages, or portlets are susceptible to this vulnerability. Certain carefully constructed URL�s might allow a user to access all the pages of the Book even though the user is not entitled to access them.
Entitlements that are placed on Portals built from library books, pages, and portlets are not affected by this problem.
This patch resolves the issue by enforcing proper access restrictions.
The following versions of WebLogic Portal are affected by this vulnerability
- WebLogic Portal 8.1 released through service pack 4, on all platforms.
II. SUGGESTED ACTION
Oracle strongly recommends the following course of actions.
WebLogic Portal version 8.1
- Upgrade to WebLogic Portal 8.1 Service Pack 4.
- Download and apply the patch #7825190 from OracleMetaLink as per the instructions below:
• Select the Patches and Updates tab after logging in to OracleMetaLink.
• Click Simple Search.
• In the Search By field, select Patch Number from the list.
• Enter the patch number. The patch number may be different for different product releases and platforms.
• Select the platform (or choose generic as applicable)
• Click Go.
• Click Download to download the patch.
WebLogic Portal 8.1 Service Pack 5 will include the functionality in this patch. Please Contact Oracle Customer Support for assistance with 8.1 releases prior to SP4.
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.
All previous advisories can be viewed at: http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/wls-security.
Additional users who wish to register for product advisory distribution should follow the registration directions at: http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/alerts.htm.
Security issues can be reported to Oracle by following the directions at: