Security Advisories and Notifications

Subject: Security Advisory (BEA07-158.00)
From: Oracle Corporation
Minor Subject: The Tuxedo cnsbind cnsunbind and cnsls commands may echo sensitive information in clear text
Product(s) Affected: Tuxedo, WebLogic Enterprise

Threat level: Low
The Tuxedo application password or the user password may be visible when a Tuxedo user types it to access the cnsbind command

Severity: High
An attacker may be able to the see password on the display and use it to gain access to the Tuxedo application

A problem was identified that could potentially cause a security vulnerability in certain versions of Tuxedo and WebLogic Enterprise. Patches are 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´┐Ż 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

The Tuxedo cnsbind, cnsunbind and cnsls commands may echo in clear text the password typed by the user running these commands. An attacker may be able to see this password and use it later to impersonate the user and access the Tuxedo application.

Rolling patches are available to correct this problem.

Impact and CVSS Ratings:

CVSS Severity Score: 2.9 (Low)
Attack Range (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication Level (Au): Required
Impact Type: Unauthorized access. Partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation
Vulnerability Type: Information Disclosure
CVSS Base Score Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:R/C:P/I:P/A:P/B:N)

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The following versions of Tuxedo and WebLogic Enterprise are affected by this vulnerability

  • Tuxedo 8.0 released through RP391, on all platforms
  • Tuxedo 8.1 released through RP292, on all platforms
  • WebLogic Enterprise 5.1 releases through RP173, on all platforms


Oracle strongly recommends the following course of actions.

Tuxedo 8.0, 8.1 and WebLogic Enterprise 5.1

  1. Uninstall rolling patch already installed on top of these Tuxedo releases and WebLogic Enterprise.

  2. Get latest available rolling patch for these specific releases of Tuxedo and WebLogic Enterprise from your BEA Customer Support Center, meeting following requirements:

    a. Tuxedo 8.0: RP392 and above
    b. Tuxedo 8.1: RP293 and above
    c. WebLogic Enterprise 5.1: RP174 and above

  3. Install the latest rolling patch.


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 Specific lockdown information is provided at We strongly encourage you to review this documentation to ensure your server deployment is securely configured.

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Thank you,
Oracle Corporation