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Oracle Unauthorized Disclosure of Information in E_Business Suite (CIAC N-129)




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                       The U.S. Department of Energy
                   Computer Incident Advisory Capability
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                             INFORMATION BULLETIN

       Oracle Unauthorized Disclosure of Information in E-Business Suite
                           [Oracle Security Alert 55]

July 25, 2003 22:00 GMT                                           Number N-129
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PROBLEM:       A set of Java Server Pages (JSPs) allows users to view product 
               configuration and host system diagnostic information without 
               authentication. 
SOFTWARE:      Oracle E-Business Suite 11i, All Releases 
	       Oracle Applications, All Releases 
DAMAGE:        A knowledgeable and malicious user with specialized skills can 
               use the host system diagnostic and product configuration 
               information to exploit Oracle E-Business Suite. 
SOLUTION:      Apply patch as stated in Oracle's security alert. 
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VULNERABILITY  The risk is LOW. An attacker may obtain product configuration 
ASSESSMENT:    and host system diagnostic information without authentication, 
               which Oracle believes will permit a malicious user to exploit 
               the E-Business suite. 
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LINKS: 
 CIAC BULLETIN:      http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/n-129.shtml 
 ORIGINAL BULLETIN:  http://otn.oracle.com/deploy/security/pdf/2003alert55.pdf 
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[***** Start Oracle Security Alert 55 *****]

Oracle Security Alert 55
Dated: July 23, 2003
Severity: 1 

Unauthorized Disclosure of Information in Oracle E-Business
Suite 

Description
A potential security vulnerability has been discovered in the Oracle 
E-Business Suite. A set of JSPs allows users to view product configuration 
and host system diagnostic information without authentication. 

Products Affected
	• Oracle E-Business Suite 11i, All Releases
	• Oracle Applications, All Releases 

Platforms Affected
All platforms. 

Required conditions for exploit
A user with HTTP access. 

	Risk to exposure 

	Oracle believes a knowledgeable and malicious user with specialized
	skills can use the host system diagnostic and product configuration
	information to exploit Oracle E-Business Suite. 

	How to minimize risk 

	There are no workarounds that directly address the potential
	security vulnerability, but a patch is available (see below).
	Oracle strongly recommends that customers follow best
	practices for Oracle E-Business Suite, Note 189367.1 “Best
	Practices for Keeping Your E-Business Suite Secure” available at
	http://metalink.oracle.com. 

	Ramification for customer 

	Customers are vulnerable unless the patch fix is applied.
	Oracle strongly recommends that customers review the severity
	rating for this Alert and patch accordingly. See
	http://otn.oracle.com/deploy/security/pdf/oracle_severity_rating
	s.pdf for a definition of severity ratings. 

Patch Information
The patch disallows standalone access to AOL/J Setup Test JSPs and forces
users to sign-on using a secure application schema login. 

Note: The patch must be applied to all platforms and across all releases of
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and Oracle Applications. 

Fixed by
Obtain and install the correct Mandatory Applications Security
Patch for your release of E-Business Suite: 

	• Oracle E-Business Suite 11i, All Releases
	• Oracle Applications, All Releases 

Download this one-off patch from the Oracle Support Services web site,
MetaLink (http://metalink.oracle.com). 

1. Click on the Patches button.
2. Click on the "New Metalink Patch Search ".
   If you are not on the "Simple Search" screen, click on the "Simple Search"
   button.
3. Input the bug number 2939083 on the "Search by Patch Number" box.
4. Click Go.
5. Select the patch for the appropriate product version.
6. Click Download. 

Credits
Oracle Corporation thanks Stephen Kost of Integrigy Corporation for
discovering and promptly bringing this potential security vulnerability to
Oracle’s attention. The Integrigy alert is available at
http://www.integrigy.com/alerts.htm. 

Modification History
23-JUL-03: Initial release, version 1 

[***** End Oracle Security Alert 55 *****]

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CIAC wishes to acknowledge the contributions of Oracle Corporation for the 
information contained in this bulletin.
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