TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Oracle Event Processing FileUploadServlet Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-106: April 21st, 2014


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Event Processing

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Oracle Event Processing. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the FileUploadServlet class. The class contains a method that does not properly sanitize input allowing for directory traversal. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to write files under the context of the user and achieve remote code execution.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2013-12-09 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2014-04-21 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)