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BEA WebLogic Portal Information Disclosure and Security Bypass

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Release Date:  2006-01-24    Last Update:  2006-01-30    Views:  10,613

Secunia Advisory SA18593

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass, Exposure of system information, Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Two security issues and a vulnerability have been reported in WebLogic Portal, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive information and bypass certain security restrictions.

1) Database passwords are stored in clear-text in the "config.xml" file and may expose the database password for the RDBMS Authentication provider to malicious users.

Successful exploitation requires that the site has configured the RDBMS Authentication provider.

The security issue affects the following versions:
* WebLogic Portal 8.1 through Service Pack 3 (all platforms)

2) The file source of an application's deployment descriptor is not properly protected and can be disclosed via the web interface.

The security issue affects the following versions:
* WebLogic Portal 8.1 through Service Pack 4 (all platforms)

3) An input validation error in WSRP (Web Services Remote Portlets) may be exploited to access certain web resources not intended to be accessed by requesting specially crafted URLs.

Successful exploitation requires that the site uses WSRP.

The vulnerability affects the following versions:
* WebLogic Portal 8.1 Service Pack 3, Service Pack 4, and Service Pack 5


Solution:
Update to WebLogic Portal 8.1 Service Pack 5 and apply patch:

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1-2) Reported by vendor.
3) The vendor credits EPAM Systems.

Original Advisory:
1) http://dev2dev.bea.com/pub/advisory/167
2) http://dev2dev.bea.com/pub/advisory/169
3) http://dev2dev.bea.com/pub/advisory/172

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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