Vulnerability Note VU#352110

BEA WebLogic Server internal methods may disclose sensitive information

Original Release date: 22 Apr 2004 | Last revised: 30 Apr 2004

Overview

There is a vulnerability in BEA WebLogic Server that could allow users to obtain the credentials of the user who booted the server.

Description

BEA Systems describes WebLogic Server as "an industrial-strength application infrastructure for developing, integrating, securing, and managing distributed Java applications." WebLogic Server provides a number of internal methods to interface with the server. A local or remote user with privileges to install and execute code implementing these internal methods could obtain the username and password of the user who booted the system.

The BEA Security Advisory states that the following versions of WebLogic Server and Express are affected by this vulnerability:

  • WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express version 8.1 through Service Pack 2, on all platforms
  • WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express version 7.0 through Service Pack 4, on all platforms

Impact

A local or remote user with privileges to install and execute code on the server could obtain the username and password of the user who booted the server.

Solution

Upgrade
BEA has released an advisory to address this issue. The BEA Security Advisory recommends that users take the following action:

    1. Upgrade to WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express version 8.1 Service Pack 2.
    WebLogic Server version 8.1 Service Pack 3 will include the functionality in this patch.
    WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express version 7.0
    1. Upgrade to WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express version 7.0 Service Pack 5.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
BEA Systems Inc.Affected-22 Apr 2004
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported by BEA Systems Inc.

This document was written by Damon Morda.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 14 Apr 2004
  • Date First Published: 22 Apr 2004
  • Date Last Updated: 30 Apr 2004
  • Severity Metric: 3.12
  • Document Revision: 10

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