Vulnerability Note VU#474433

Oracle JInitiator ActiveX control stack buffer overflows

Original Release date: 28 Aug 2007 | Last revised: 13 Apr 2009

Overview

The Oracle JInitiator ActiveX control contains multiple stack buffer overflows, which could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

Oracle JInitiator allows users to run Oracle Developer Server applications within a web browser. Oracle JInitiator includes an ActiveX control called beans.ocx. The Oracle JInitiator ActiveX control is vulnerable to multiple stack buffer overflows in initialization parameters.

This vulnerability appears to be present in versions 1.1.8.x through 1.1.8.26 of the Oracle JInitiator software. In our testing, the 1.3.1.x versions of JInitiator do not contain these buffer overflows. However, installing a later version of the software will not remove the vulnerable version of the control.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system with privileges of the user.

Solution

Apply an update
Oracle reports that this issue is resolved in the Oracle Critical Patch Update for January 2008. According to the Oracle blog, the update is also available in Patch 6612584.


Disable the Oracle JInitiator ActiveX controls in Internet Explorer

The vulnerable ActiveX controls can be disabled in Internet Explorer by setting the kill bit for the following CLSIDs:

    {A2001DD0-C7BD-11D4-A3E1-00C04FA32518}
    {FF348B6E-FD21-11D4-A3F0-00C04FA32518}
    {689FF870-2AC0-11D5-B634-00C04FAEDB18}
    {86ECB6A0-400A-11D5-B638-00C04FAEDB18}
    {ED54A7B0-6C1C-11D5-B63D-00C04FAEDB18}
    {0A454840-7232-11D5-B63D-00C04FAEDB18}
    {9B935470-AD4A-11D5-B63E-00C04FAEDB18}
    {1D2A8890-3083-11D6-B649-00C04FAEDB18}
    {5E2A3510-4371-11D6-B64C-00C04FAEDB18}
    {E2258010-B53C-11D6-B64D-00C04FAEDB18}
    {B5859259-C40B-4B2A-AF9D-3BF0F634B1D5}
    {332BD5A0-8000-11D7-B657-00C04FAEDB18}
    {B13D8B3E-04A8-406F-BD35-07530D4A62DC}
    {E79BC654-8FC6-4BB9-BFB8-8860779AE213}
    {7C2C94F0-7991-42B4-8D5F-4CB15B490657}
More information about how to set the kill bit is available in Microsoft Support Document 240797. Alternatively, the following text can be saved as a .REG file and imported to set the kill bit for this control:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{A2001DD0-C7BD-11D4-A3E1-00C04FA32518}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{FF348B6E-FD21-11D4-A3F0-00C04FA32518}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{689FF870-2AC0-11D5-B634-00C04FAEDB18}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{86ECB6A0-400A-11D5-B638-00C04FAEDB18}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{ED54A7B0-6C1C-11D5-B63D-00C04FAEDB18}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{0A454840-7232-11D5-B63D-00C04FAEDB18}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{9B935470-AD4A-11D5-B63E-00C04FAEDB18}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{1D2A8890-3083-11D6-B649-00C04FAEDB18}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{5E2A3510-4371-11D6-B64C-00C04FAEDB18}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{E2258010-B53C-11D6-B64D-00C04FAEDB18}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{B5859259-C40B-4B2A-AF9D-3BF0F634B1D5}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{332BD5A0-8000-11D7-B657-00C04FAEDB18}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{B13D8B3E-04A8-406F-BD35-07530D4A62DC}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{E79BC654-8FC6-4BB9-BFB8-8860779AE213}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{7C2C94F0-7991-42B4-8D5F-4CB15B490657}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
Disable ActiveX

Disabling ActiveX controls in the Internet Zone (or any zone used by an attacker) appears to prevent exploitation of this and other ActiveX vulnerabilities. Instructions for disabling ActiveX in the Internet Zone can be found in the "Securing Your Web Browser" document. 

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Oracle CorporationAffected15 Aug 200627 Aug 2007
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann of the CERT/CC.

This document was written by Will Dormann. Additional information was provided by Stephen Kost of Integrigy.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2007-4467
  • Date Public: 28 Aug 2007
  • Date First Published: 28 Aug 2007
  • Date Last Updated: 13 Apr 2009
  • Severity Metric: 5.89
  • Document Revision: 20

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