Security Advisories and Notifications


Security Advisory: (BEA06-108.00)

From: Oracle Corporation

Minor Subject: Documentation is available describing securing multiple-domains managed from one instance of the WebLogic Server Administration Console.

Product(s) Affected: WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express

Threat level: Low
In specific circumstances, administrative users from one domain can exploit this vulnerability.

Severity: High
Multiple domains managed by the same instance of the WebLogic Administration Console are accessible by System Administrators of any of the domains.

A problem was identified that could potentially cause a security vulnerability in certain versions of WebLogic Server. Documentation 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.

I. Advisory

All sites where multiple domains are created from the same instance of WebLogic Server are susceptible to this vulnerability.

If multiple domains are created on the same machine by the same WebLogic Server instance, the created domains are accessible to any administrative users of any of the domains.

This documentation update describes the issue and suggests that domains be created on a different machine or with a different WebLogic Server instance or that OS file permissions be used to protect the domains from Administrative users of the other domains. See the Security Action labeled "Control access to multiple domains" in the following locations:

http://e-docs.bea.com/wls/docs70/lockdown/practices.html#1128354

http://e-docs.bea.com/wls/docs61/security/lockdown.html#1120529

The following versions of WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express are affected by this vulnerability

  • WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express 7.0, on all platforms.
  • WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express 6.1, on all platforms.

II. SUGGESTED ACTION




SECURITY COMMUNICATIONS

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: http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/ias/bea_main.html

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: http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/alerts.htm.

Thank you,
Oracle Corporation