Security Advisories and Notifications


Security Advisory: (BEA01-11.00)

From: Oracle Corporation

Minor Subject: Fix available for Administrative Configuration Vulnerability

Product(s) Affected: BEA WebLogic Server and Express

We have identified a problem that has the potential to lead to a security vulnerability in certain versions of BEA WebLogic Server and Express on all platforms. A service pack is 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

Recently, a potential security vulnerability in BEA WebLogic Server and Express was reported that could result in the ability for unauthorized RMI clients to modify the administrative configuration of your server.

The following BEA WebLogic Server and Express releases are affected by this vulnerability:

Version: BEA WebLogic Server and Express 6.0


II. SUGGESTED ACTION

Oracle strongly recommends the following course of actions:

  • Apply the appropriate Service Pack below:
    • Action: Apply Service Pack 2 or higher


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