BEA WebLogic Server contains a vulnerability in the way Weblogic Builder and the SecurityRoleAssignmentMBean.toXML method parse certain tags in the weblogic.xml file.
BEA Systems describes WebLogic Server as "an industrial-strength application infrastructure for developing, integrating, securing, and managing distributed Java applications." There is a vulnerability in the way Weblogic Builder and the SecurityRoleAssignmentMBean.toXML method handle missing tags in the weblogic.xml file. When this file contains the <security-role-assignment> tag, but does not contain a <principal-name> tag, the <security-role-assignment> tag is removed and default roles are assigned by the Servlet container.
According to the BEA Security Advisory, the following versions of WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express are affected by this vulnerability.
A remote user may be able to gain unauthorized access to a web application.
Apply a PatchBEA has issued an advisory to address this issue. According to the BEA Security Advisory, the following actions are recommended:
This vulnerability was reported by BEA Systems Inc.
This document was written by Damon Morda.
|Date First Published:||2004-06-11|
|Date Last Updated:||2004-06-11 16:22 UTC|