Security Advisories and Notifications


Security Advisory: (BEA03-24.00)

From: Oracle Corporation

Minor Subject: Patch available to protect password

Product(s) Affected: BEA WebLogic Server

Threat level: Low

Severity: low

Recently a BEA consultant reported a problem that could potentially cause a security vulnerability in certain versions of WebLogic Server. Patches are available to correct this problem (see section II below). BEA treats such possibilities with the highest degree of urgency and does everything possible to ensure the security of all customer assets. As a result, we strongly suggest the following action:

      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 below.


I. ADVISORY

This vulnerability concerns the display of the system password. If an application is using a bridge to route messages to a JMS target domain, and either that domain is not available, or a configuration problem prevents the obtaining of an initial context for the JMS target domain, WebLogic Server throws a ResourceAllocationException that may include the user's password.

The following versions of WebLogic Server are affected by this vulnerability
  • Version: BEA WebLogic Server 6.1, 7.0 and 7.0.0.1.

II. SUGGESTED ACTION

Oracle strongly recommends the following course of actions:
  • Version: WebLogic Server 6.1 released, Service Pack 1, Service Pack 2, and Service Pack 3:
    • Upgrade to WebLogic Server 6.1 Service Pack 4.


  • Version: WebLogic Server 7.0 released, Service Pack 1, and WebLogic Server 7.0.0.1:
    • Upgrade to WebLogic Server 7.0 Service Pack 1, and download and apply the patch #7824661 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.
    • When WebLogic Server 7.0 Service Pack 2 is available, you can use that version instead of 7.0 Service Pack 1 and 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