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Oracle Diagnostic Tools do not properly authenticate users

Vulnerability Note VU#298958

Original Release Date: 2006-03-03 | Last Revised: 2006-03-09


Oracle Diagnostic Tools fail to properly authenticate users before granting access to tools and tool resources. This may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to access and execute diagnostic tools on an Oracle E-Business Suite installation.


Oracle Diagnostic Tools

Oracle Diagnostic Tools is a collection of troubleshooting tools and routines for Oracle E-Business Suite 11i. For more information on specific features of Oracle Diagnostic Tools, please refer to Metalink Note ID 179661.1.

The Problem

Oracle Diagnostic Tools fail to properly authenticate users before granting them access to diagnostic tools. In some cases, there is no authentication done before access to a diagnostic tool is granted.


Certain Oracle Diagnostic Tools are accessible over a network. In addition, the patch to correct this problem addresses other vulnerabilities in Oracle.


A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to access and run Oracle Diagnostic tools. Depending on the tool being accessed, this may allow the attacker to modify Oracle E-Business Suite settings or obtain sensitive information about an Oracle E-Business Suite installation.


Apply an update

Oracle has corrected this issue in Oracle Diagnostics Support Pack for February 2006. This update is available in Oracle Metalink 167000.1.

Vendor Information


Oracle Corporation Affected

Updated:  February 28, 2006



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.



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Information in this document came from Integrigy.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 15.30
Date Public: 2006-02-24
Date First Published: 2006-03-03
Date Last Updated: 2006-03-09 12:50 UTC
Document Revision: 22

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