Advisory Details

April 19th, 2011

Oracle Application Server Authentication Bypass Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-137
ZDI-CAN-930

CVE ID CVE-2011-0807
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
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 10882. 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 GlassFish Application Server and Oracle Java Application Server. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The flaw exists within the Web Administration component which listens by default on TCP port 4848. When handling a malformed GET request to the administrative interface, the application does not properly handle an exception allowing the request to proceed without authentication. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the application.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Oracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuapr2011-301950.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2010-09-23 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2011-04-19 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Jason Bowes
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