TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Oracle BPEL Process Manager ScriptServlet Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-249: October 16th, 2013


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    BPEL Process Manager

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information on vulnerable installations of Oracle BPEL Process Manager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the ScriptServlet. It suffers of a directory traversal vulnerability inside the query string which can lead to disclosure of credentials. By abusing this behavior an attacker can disclose administrative credentials and possibly leverage this situation to achieve remote code execution.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2013-02-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2013-10-16 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod