Security Advisories and Notifications

Security Advisory: (BEA03-41.00)

From: Oracle Corporation

Minor Subject: Patches available to protect password

Product(s) Affected: WebLogic Server and Express WebLogic Server and Express

Threat level: Low

Severity: Low

Recently a developer at Toyota Motor Sales identified a problem that could potentially cause a security vulnerability in certain versions of WebLogic Server and Express. 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

When a foreign JMS provider is used, the password for the foreign provider (the password field of is in clear-text in the console as well as when stored on disk in the config.xml file. This can lead to the password being compromised.

This vulnerability only affects sites that use foreign JMS connection factories.

The following versions of WebLogic Server and Express are affected by this vulnerability

     · WebLogic Server and Express 8.1 on all platforms.


Oracle strongly recommends the following course of actions:

WebLogic Server and Express 8.1
  • Upgrade to Service Pack 1 and download and apply the patch #7824702 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 Service Pack 2 is available, you can use that Service Pack instead of Service Pack 1 and this patch.


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