Security Advisories and Notifications

Security Advisory: (BEA03-25.00)

From: Oracle Corporation

Subject: SECURITY ADVISORY (BEA03-25.00)

Minor Subject: Patch available to protect password

Product(s) Affected: BEA WebLogic Server and Express

Threat Level: Low

Severity: High

Recently a problem was identified that could potentially cause a security vulnerability in certain versions of WebLogic Server and Express. A patch 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

This vulnerability can occur when a keystore is used to store server identity (private key) or trust (certificate authorities). The password is stored in clear text in a file created by the server.same internal buffer. This is a rare occurrence that cannot be intentionally exploited.

The following versions of WebLogic Server and Express are affected by this vulnerability
  • WebLogic Server and Express 7.0 and


Oracle strongly recommends the following course of actions:

WebLogic Server 7.0 and
  • Upgrade to Service Pack 1 and download and apply the patch #7824654 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 becomes 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