Security Advisories and Notifications

Subject: Security Advisory (BEA08-188.00)
From: Oracle Corporation
Minor Subject: JavaScript can be injected into the WLP Groupspace application and can allow for an XSS exploit
Product(s) Affected: WebLogic Portal

Threat level: Medium
Using certain Groupspace functions, an attacker might be able enter JavaScript commands in the Groupspace application.

Severity: Medium
An attacker may be able to force the attacker’s JavaScript to execute with elevated privileges in a WLP Groupspace instance.

A problem was identified that could potentially cause a security vulnerability in certain versions of WebLogic Portal. Upgrades 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’ 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

It may be possible for a WLP Groupspace user to enter malicious JavaScript in certain functions of the Groupspace application. This action may render certain buttons dysfunctional and is also a potential cross site scripting vulnerability.

This advisory corrects this issue by always preventing the execution of any entered JavaScript and keeps all functions working correctly.

Impact and CVSS Ratings:

CVSS Severity Score: 4.0 (Low)
Attack Range (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication Level (Au): Single Instance
Impact Type: Partial integrity violation
Vulnerability Type: Tampering
CVSS Base Score Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)

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The following versions of WebLogic Portal are affected by this vulnerability

  • WebLogic Portal 10.0, on all platforms
  • WebLogic Portal 9.2 released through Maintenance Pack 1, on all platforms


Oracle strongly recommends the following course of actions.

WebLogic Portal 10.0

Upgrade to WebLogic Portal 10.0 Maintenance Pack 1

WebLogic Portal 9.2

Upgrade to WebLogic Portal 9.2 Maintenance Pack 2


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.

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.

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Thank you,
Oracle Corporation