TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Oracle WebCenter Content CheckOutAndOpen.dll ActiveX coao/openWebdav Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-094: May 29th, 2013


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    WebCenter Content

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Oracle WebCenter Content. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the CheckOutAndOpen.dll ActiveX control's coao and openWebdav methods. By specifying a carefully constructed path an attacker can force the contents of the file to be passed to ShellExecuteExW. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current user.

Vendor Response

Oracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2013-01-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2013-05-29 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod