TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Oracle Application Testing Suite UploadFileAction Servlet Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-16-047: January 25th, 2016


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

TippingPoint™ IPS Customer Protection

TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 21325. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Oracle Application Testing Suite. Authentication is required but can be bypassed.

The specific vulnerability is in the UploadFileAction servlet. By providing a fileType parameter of "*", an attacker is able to upload a file to an arbitrary location on the system. An attacker could 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


This vulnerability was discovered by: