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Oracle Application Testing Suite Authentication Bypass Vulnerability

ZDI-16-042: January 25th, 2016


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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to bypass authentication on vulnerable installations of Oracle Application Testing Suite.

The specific flaw exists within the isAllowedUrl() function. This function has a list of URI entries which do not require authentication. Because the function only checks to see if a URI starts with one of these entries, an attacker can use directory traversal in the URI to gain unauthenticated access to any URI.

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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