Security Advisories and Notifications

Subject: Security Advisory (BEA07-167.00)

From: Oracle Corporation

Minor Subject: Inadvertent corruption of entitlements could result in unauthorized access to protected resources

Product(s) Affected: WebLogic Portal

Threat level: Low

Only an authenticated WebLogic Portal administrator or delegated administrator can cause this inadvertent error

Severity: Low

A portal user could inadvertently be granted access to protected resources

A problem was identified that could potentially cause a security vulnerability in certain versions of WebLogic Portal. An upgrade is 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:

  1. I. Read the following advisory.
  2. II. Apply the suggested action.
  3. 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

An authenticated WebLogic Portal administrator or Delegated administrator can cause an inadvertent corruption of a visitor entitlements role when editing the role description if more than 255 characters are entered. This will cause any resources that were protected to no longer be protected. This vulnerability can occur by either editing a role description via the WebLogic Portal Administration Console or thru a portal application using the WebLogic Portal APIs.

A fix has been provided which prevents the entry of more than 255 characters.

Impact and CVSS Ratings:

  1. CVSS Severity Score: 2.2 (Low)
  2. Attack Range (AV): Remote
  3. Attack Complexity (AC): High
  4. Level of Authentication Needed (Au): Required
  5. Impact Type: Unauthorized access to resources; allows partial confidentiality and integrity violation
  6. Vulnerability Type: Elevation of privilege, access validation
  7. CVSS Base Score Vector: (AV:R/AC:H/Au:R/C:P/I:P/A:N/B:N)

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The following versions of WebLogic Portal are affected by this vulnerability

  • WebLogic Portal 9.2 GA on all platforms.


Oracle strongly recommends the following course of actions.

WebLogic Portal 9.2 GA

  • Upgrade to WebLogic Portal 9.2 Maintenance Pack 1


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.

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Oracle Corporation