Security Advisories and Notifications

Subject: Security Advisory (BEA07-170.00)
From: Oracle Corporation
Minor Subject: Exposure of filenames in development mode
Product(s) Affected: WebLogic Workshop & WebLogic Integration

Threat level: Low
The WebLogic Workshop Test View may reveal parent directories to the WebLogic Workshop Directory (wlwdir)

Severity: Medium
An attacker may use the Test View Console to launch a directory traversal attack on the server.

A problem was identified that could potentially cause a security vulnerability in certain versions of WebLogic Workshop/WebLogic Integration. A patch/upgrade 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

The WebLogic Workshop Test View may reveal parent directory information to the WebLogic Workshop Directory (wlwdir) when the application is deployed in an exploded format in a development environment. The WebLogic Workshop Test View console should always be disabled in a production environment.

WebLogic Integration 9.2 is only susceptible if the application is deployed explicitly in an exploded form. By default, WebLogic Integration 9.2 does not use the exploded deployment model. In WebLogic Workshop 8.1, the exploded deployment model is the default.

This patch resolves this problem by preventing users from navigating beyond the corresponding web application directory.

Impact and CVSS Ratings:

CVSS Severity Score: 3.3 (Low)
Attack Range (AV): Remote
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication Level (Au): Not Required
Impact Type: Directory traversal under certain circumstances. Complete confidentiality violation
Vulnerability Type: Information Disclosure
CVSS Base Score Vector: (AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:C/I:N/A:N/B:N)

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The following versions of WebLogic Workshop/WebLogic Integration are affected by this vulnerability

  • WebLogic Integration 9.2 with no maintenance packs, on all platforms
  • WebLogic Workshop/Integration 8.1 Service Pack 2 through Service Pack 6, on all platforms


Oracle strongly recommends the following course of actions.

WebLogic Integration version 9.2

  • Upgrade to WebLogic Integration 9.2 Maintenance Pack 1.

WebLogic Workshop/Integration version 8.1

  1. Upgrade to WebLogic Workshop/Integration 8.1 Service Pack 6.
  2. Download and apply the patch #7824979 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.
  3. Place the jar for the patch in the CLASSPATH before the weblogic.jar file.


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