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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2004.0555 -- US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA04-245A
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Oracle Products
6 September 2004
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Oracle Database 10g
Oracle9i Database Server
Oracle8i Database Server
Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10g
Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Control 10g
Oracle Application Server 10g (9.0.4)
Oracle9i Application Server
Oracle Collaboration Suite and E-Business Suite 11i
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Comment: Several vulnerabilities exist in the Oracle Database Server,
Application Server, and Enterprise Manager software. The most
serious vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to execute
arbitrary code on an affected system.
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Technical Cyber Security Alert TA04-245A
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Oracle Products
Original release date: September 1, 2004
Last revised: --
The following Oracle applications are affected:
* Oracle Database 10g Release 1, version 10.1.0.2
* Oracle9i Database Server Release 2, versions 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168
* Oracle9i Database Server Release 1, versions 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 and
* Oracle8i Database Server Release 3, version 188.8.131.52
* Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10g, version 10.1.0.2
* Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Control 10g, version 10.1.0.2
* Oracle Application Server 10g (9.0.4), versions 184.108.40.206 and
* Oracle9i Application Server Release 2, versions 220.127.116.11 and
* Oracle9i Application Server Release 1, version 18.104.22.168
Oracle's Collaboration Suite and E-Business Suite 11i contain some of
the vulnerable components and are also affected.
According to Oracle, the following product releases and versions, and
all future releases and versions are not affected:
* Oracle Database 10g Release 1, version 10.1.0.3
* Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10g, version 10.1.0.3 (not
* Oracle Application Server 10g (9.0.4), version 22.214.171.124 (not yet
Several vulnerabilities exist in the Oracle Database Server,
Application Server, and Enterprise Manager software. The most serious
vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary
code on an affected system. Oracle's Collaboration Suite and
E-Business Suite 11i contain the vulnerable software and are affected
Several vulnerabilities have been reported in Oracle's Database
Server, Application Server, and Enterprise Manager software. According
to reports, several buffer overflow, format string, SQL injection and
other types of vulnerabilities were discovered and reported to Oracle.
Oracle has released Oracle Security Alert #68 (pdf) to address these
vulnerabilities. We are tracking them as follows:
VU#170830 - Oracle Enterprise Manager contains several
VU#316206 - Oracle Database Server contains several vulnerabilities
VU#435974 - Oracle Application Server contains several
As more information becomes available, we will update these
vulnerability notes as appropriate.
The impacts of the vulnerabilities described above are unclear.
According to credible reports, the impacts of these vulnerabilities
range from the remote unauthenticated execution arbitrary code to data
corruption or leakage.
Apply a patch or upgrade
Apply the appropriate patch or upgrade as specified in the Oracle
Security Alert #68 (pdf).
Organizations that use Oracle's Collaboration Suite or E-Business
Suite 11i should see Oracle Security Alert #68 (pdf) for remediation
Appendix A. References
* Oracle Security Alert #68 (pdf) - <
* US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#316206 -
* US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#435974 -
* US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#170830 -
US-CERT thanks all the parties involved in researching and reporting
these vulnerabilities. Specifically, Oracle credits the people for
discovering these issues: David Litchfield, Michael Litchfield, Cesar
Cerrudo, Pete Finnigan, Jonathan Gennick, Alexander Kornbrust, Stephen
Kost, Matt Moore, Aaron Newman, Andy Rees, and Christian Schaller.
Feedback can be directed to the author: Jason A. Rafail.
This document is available from:
Copyright 2004 Carnegie Mellon University.
Sep 1, 2004: Initial release
Last updated September 01, 2004
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