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BEA WebLogic Server code execution paths may cause the current user to be incorrect

Vulnerability Note VU#999788

Original Release Date: 2003-08-05 | Last Revised: 2003-08-05

Overview

A vulnerability in BEA WebLogic Server and Express may allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges.

Description

BEA Systems describes WebLogic Server as "an industrial-strength application infrastructure for developing, integrating, securing, and managing distributed Java applications." A vulnerability in BEA WebLogic Server and Express may allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges. Quoting from BEA03-35.00:

Certain code execution paths can cause the current user to be incorrect. This is most likely to happen when JNDI initial contexts are used repeatedly to log users in but can even occur in programs that never explicitly execute a login.

Impact

A local attacker may be able to gain elevated privileges.

Solution

Apply a patch. BEA Systems also notes "When Service Pack 4 is available, you can use that Service Pack instead of this patch."

Vendor Information

999788
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BEA Systems Inc.

Updated:  August 05, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

http://dev2dev.bea.com/resourcelibrary/advisoriesnotifications/BEA03-35.jsp

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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CVSS Metrics

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Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Credit

Thanks to BEA Systems for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ian A Finlay.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 5.91
Date Public: 2003-07-31
Date First Published: 2003-08-05
Date Last Updated: 2003-08-05 14:15 UTC
Document Revision: 5

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