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BEA WebLogic Server internal methods may disclose sensitive information

Vulnerability Note VU#352110

Original Release Date: 2004-04-22 | Last Revised: 2004-04-30

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

UpgradeBEA 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.

2. Install the patch from: ftp://ftpna.beasys.com/pub/releases/security/CR132949_81sp2.jar.

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.

Vendor Information

352110
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

BEA Systems Inc.

Updated:  April 22, 2004

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

Please refer to BEA Security Advisory BEA04-55.00.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.


CVSS Metrics

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

References

Acknowledgements

This vulnerability was reported by BEA Systems Inc.

This document was written by Damon Morda.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 3.12
Date Public: 2004-04-14
Date First Published: 2004-04-22
Date Last Updated: 2004-04-30 18:41 UTC
Document Revision: 10

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