TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Oracle Application Testing Suite filename Header Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-16-039: January 25th, 2016


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Vulnerability Details

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

The specific flaw exists within the UploadServlet servlet. By providing a filename header containing a directory traversal, an attacker is able to write a file to an arbitrary location on the system. An attacker can leverage this 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

    2015-10-06 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2016-01-25 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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