Oracle Security Alert Advisory - CVE-2018-3110


This Security Alert addresses an Oracle Database vulnerability in versions and on Windows. CVE-2018-3110 has a CVSS v3 base score of 9.9, and can result in complete compromise of the Oracle Database and shell access to the underlying server. CVE-2018-3110 also affects Oracle Database version on Windows as well as Oracle Database on Linux and Unix, however patches for those versions and platforms were included in the July 2018 CPU.

If you are running Oracle Database versions and on Windows, please apply the patches indicated below. If you are running version on Windows or any version of the database on Linux or Unix and have not yet applied the July 2018 CPU, please do so.

Due to the nature of this vulnerability, Oracle strongly recommends that customers take action without delay.

Affected Products and Patch Information

Security vulnerabilities addressed by this Security Alert affect the products listed below. The product area is shown in the Patch Availability Document column. Please click on the links in the Patch Availability Document column below to access the documentation for patch availability information and installation instructions.

Affected Products and Versions Patch Availability Document
Oracle Database Server, versions,,, 18 Database

Security Alert Supported Products and Versions

Patches released through the Security Alert program are provided only for product versions that are covered under the Premier Support or Extended Support phases of the Lifetime Support Policy. Oracle recommends that customers plan product upgrades to ensure that patches released through the Security Alert program are available for the versions they are currently running.

Product releases that are not under Premier Support or Extended Support are not tested for the presence of vulnerabilities addressed by this Security Alert. However, it is likely that earlier versions of affected releases are also affected by these vulnerabilities. As a result, Oracle recommends that customers upgrade to supported versions.

Database, Fusion Middleware, Oracle Enterprise Manager products are patched in accordance with the Software Error Correction Support Policy explained in My Oracle Support Note 209768.1. Please review the Technical Support Policies for further guidelines regarding support policies and phases of support.


Credit Statement

The following people or organizations reported security vulnerabilities addressed by this Security Alert to Oracle: None credited in this Security Alert.

Modification History

Date Note
2018-August-10 Rev 1. Initial Release.

Oracle Database Server Risk Matrix

This Security Alert contains 1 new security fix for the Oracle Database Server. This vulnerability is not remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e., may not be exploited over a network without requiring user credentials. This fix is not applicable to client-only installations, i.e., installations that do not have the Oracle Database Server installed. The English text form of this Risk Matrix can be found here.

CVE# Component Package and/or Privilege Required Protocol Remote Exploit without Auth.? CVSS VERSION 3.0 RISK (see Risk Matrix Definitions) Supported Versions Affected Notes
Base Score Attack Vector Attack Complexity Privs­Req'd User Interact Scope Confid­entiality Inte­grity Avail­ability
CVE-2018-3110 Java VM Create Session Oracle Net No 9.9 Network Low Low None Changed High High High,,, 18