The following Oracle applications are affected:
- Oracle Database 10g Release 1, version 10.1.0.2
- Oracle9i Database Server Release 2, versions 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206
- Oracle9i Database Server Release 1, versions 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168 and 9.0.4
- Oracle8i Database Server Release 3, version 22.214.171.124
- Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10g, version 10.1.0.2
- Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Control 10g, version 10.1.0.2
- Oracle Application Server 10g (9.0.4), versions 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
- Oracle9i Application Server Release 2, versions 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11
- Oracle9i Application Server Release 1, version 18.104.22.168
Oracle's Collaboration Suite and E-Business Suite 11i contain some of the vulnerable components and are also affected.
According to Oracle, the following product releases and versions, and all future releases and versions are not affected:
- Oracle Database 10g Release 1, version 10.1.0.3
- Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10g, version 10.1.0.3 (not yet available)
- Oracle Application Server 10g (9.0.4), version 22.214.171.124 (not yet available)
Several vulnerabilities exist in the Oracle Database Server, Application Server, and Enterprise Manager software. The most serious vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system. Oracle's Collaboration Suite and E-Business Suite 11i contain the vulnerable software and are affected as well.
Several vulnerabilities have been reported in Oracle's Database Server, Application Server, and Enterprise Manager software. According to reports, several buffer overflow, format string, SQL injection and other types of vulnerabilities were discovered and reported to Oracle.
Oracle has released Oracle Security Alert #68 (pdf) to address these vulnerabilities. We are tracking them as follows:
VU#170830 - Oracle Enterprise Manager contains several vulnerabilities
VU#316206 - Oracle Database Server contains several vulnerabilities
VU#435974 - Oracle Application Server contains several vulnerabilities
As more information becomes available, we will update these vulnerability notes as appropriate.
The impacts of the vulnerabilities described above are unclear.
According to credible reports, the impacts of these vulnerabilities range from the remote, unauthenticated execution of arbitrary code to data corruption or leakage.
Apply a patch or upgrade
Apply the appropriate patch or upgrade as specified in the Oracle Security Alert #68 (pdf).
Organizations that use Oracle's Collaboration Suite or E-Business Suite 11i should see Oracle Security Alert #68 (pdf) for remediation instructions.
Appendix A. References
- Oracle Security Alert #68 (pdf) - http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/pdf/2004alert68.pdf
- US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#316206 - http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/316206
- US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#435974 - http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/435974
- US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#170830 - http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/170830
US-CERT thanks all the parties involved in researching and reporting these vulnerabilities. Specifically, Oracle credits the people for discovering these issues: Cesar Cerrudo, Pete Finnigan, Jonathan Gennick, Alexander Kornbrust of Red Database Security, Stephen Kost of Integrigy, David Litchfield of NGSS Limited, Matt Moore of PenTest Limited, Aaron Newman of Application Security Inc., Andy Rees of QinetiQ, Christian Schaller of Siemens CERT.
Feedback can be directed to the author: Jason A. Rafail.
Sep 1, 2004: Initial release
Sep 3, 2004: Updated Credits