Security Advisories and Notifications


Subject: Security Advisory (BEA07-182.00)
From: Oracle Corporation
Minor Subject: Application files and resources may be remotely accessed
Product(s) Affected: WebLogic Mobility Server

Threat level: Medium
An attacker can retrieve files from a web application in violation of access restrictions.

Severity: High
A user may gain access to application resources.

A problem was identified that could potentially cause a security vulnerability in WebLogic Mobility Server. 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.

I. Advisory

Any sites that have deployed the Image Converter functionality of WebLogic Mobility Server are susceptible to this vulnerability. This functionality is enabled by default in WebLogic Mobility Server applications created with BEA WebLogic Workshop (WebLogic Portal 8.1.x) and BEA Workshop for WebLogic Platform (WebLogic Portal 9.x / 10.x).

This advisory resolves the issue by allowing the administrator to restrict access to only designated web resources.

Impact and CVSS Ratings:

CVSS Severity Score: 8 (High)
Attack Range (AV): Remote
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication Level (Au): Not Required
Impact Type: Unauthorized downloading of files. Complete confidentiality and partial integrity and availability violation
Vulnerability Type: Elevation of privilege, Access Validation
CVSS Base Score Vector: (AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:C/I:P/A:P/B:N)

Complete CVSS Guide: http://www.first.org/cvss/cvss-guide.html
Online Calculator: http://nvd.nist.gov/cvss.cfm?calculator

The following versions of WebLogic Mobility Server are affected by this vulnerability

  • WebLogic Mobility Server 3.3 on all platforms.
  • WebLogic Mobility Server 3.5 on all platforms.
  • WebLogic Mobility Server 3.6 released through Service Pack 1, on all platforms.

II. SUGGESTED ACTION

Oracle strongly recommends the following course of actions.

WebLogic Mobility Server (All versions)

  1. Login to your portal using an account with admin privilege.
  2. Download and apply the Image Converter patch #7825109 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.

Future releases of WebLogic Mobility Server will include the functionality of this patch.



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