Advisory Details

April 14th, 2009

Oracle Applications Server 10g Format String Vulnerability

ZDI-09-017
ZDI-CAN-248

CVE ID CVE-2009-0993
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Oracle
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Application Server
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 5729. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

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

The specific flaw exists within the Oracle Process Manager and Notification (opmn) daemon which is an HTTP daemon listening on a TCP port above 6000. The daemon fails to properly handle format string tokens in the POST URI when logging to the file $ORACLE_HOME/opmn/logs/opmn.log. Exploitation of this issue can result in arbitrary code execution.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Oracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/critical-patch-updates/cpuapr2009.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2007-11-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2009-04-14 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Joxean Koret
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