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Oracle HTTP Server vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#890940

Original Release Date: 2005-10-21 | Last Revised: 2005-10-21

Overview

An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle's HTTP Server (Apache) may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to compromise system confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Description

Oracle Application Server and Database Server includes Apache as an HTTP server. There is an vulnerability in the version of Apache that ships with Oracle Database and Application Server. The details of this vulnerability are not clear. However, Oracle states this issue can allow an attacker to easily compromise system integrity and availability. In addition, system confidentiality may be at risk, however Oracle specifies that compromising confidentiality as difficult.

This issue is identified as DB31/AS05 in the Oracle Critical Patch Update for October 2005.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to may be able gain access to, and modify sensitive information, or cause a denial-of-service condition.

Solution

Apply updates

Apply the appropriate patch or upgrade as specified in the Oracle Critical Patch Update for October 2005.

Limit Access to HTTP Server


Block or restrict access to the HTTP server (80/tcp) on affected systems from untrusted networks such as the Internet. Sites, particularly those who are not able to apply the appropriate patches, are encouraged to consider implementing this workaround.

Vendor Information

890940
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Oracle Corporation

Updated:  October 21, 2005

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 see http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/pdf/cpuoct2005.html.

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

Apache HTTP Server Project

Updated:  October 21, 2005

Status

  Unknown

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.


CVSS Metrics

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

References

Acknowledgements

This document is based on information contained in the Oracle Critical Patch Update for October 2005

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 17.21
Date Public: 2005-10-18
Date First Published: 2005-10-21
Date Last Updated: 2005-10-21 17:50 UTC
Document Revision: 21

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