TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Oracle Beehive prepareAudioToPlay Arbitrary File Write Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-550: November 10th, 2015

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Vulnerability Details

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

The specific flaw exists within the voice-servlet's playAudioFile.jsp. The method prepareAudioToPlay contains vulnerable parameters allowing for an attacker to write arbitrary content to the web application. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of SYSTEM.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2015-06-30 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2015-11-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Steven Seeley of Source Incite & sinn3r of Rapid7