Vulnerability Note VU#717827

Multiple Oracle 9iAS sample pages contain vulnerabilities

Original Release date: 26 Feb 2002 | Last revised: 12 Mar 2002

Overview

Oracle Application Server version 9iAS installs with sample pages that demonstrate various functions of the software. Many of these pages can be used by attackers to breach the security of the system.

Description

A fresh installation of Oracle Application Server version 9iAS (and possibly other versions) includes sample JSP scripts and other files that may be abused by an attacker. Vulnerable scripts include:

http://servername/demo/email/sendmail.jsp
http://servername/demo/info/info.jsp
http://servername/cgi-bin/printenv
http://servername/fcgi-bin/echo
http://servername/fcgi-bin/echo2
http://servername/xsql/java/xsql/demo/adhocsql/query.xsql

Impact

Attackers can send arbitrary emails as from the Oracle server or uncover server environment variables and other data.

Solution

The CERT/CC is currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.

Delete all sample pages and scripts before deploying an Oracle server in a production environment.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
OracleAffected08 Feb 200226 Feb 2002
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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

References

Credit

Thanks to David Litchfield for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Shawn Van Ittersum.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 10 Jan 2002
  • Date First Published: 26 Feb 2002
  • Date Last Updated: 12 Mar 2002
  • Severity Metric: 10.55
  • Document Revision: 7

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