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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                    ESB-2006.0062 -- [Win][UNIX/Linux]
             Oracle Products Contain Multiple Vulnerabilities
                              19 January 2006


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Oracle Database 10g Release 2, version
                   Oracle Database 10g Release 1, versions
                   Oracle9i Database Release 2, versions
                   Oracle8i Database Release 3, version
                   Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control
                   Oracle Application Server 10g Release 2
                   Oracle Application Server 10g Release 1 (9.0.4)
                   Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g Release 1
                   Oracle9i Collaboration Suite Release 2
                   Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i
                   Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11.0
                   PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal, versions 8.4, 8.8, 8.9
                   JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools, OneWorld Tools, 
                     versions 8.95.F1, SP23_L1
Publisher:         US-CERT
Operating System:  AIX
                   Linux variants
Impact:            Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
                   Access Privileged Data
                   Denial of Service
                   Reduced Security
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated

Ref:               ESB-2006.0055

Original Bulletin: http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/545804

Comment: This US-CERT bulletin describes the same vulnerabilities as those 
         in ESB-2006.0055. AusCERT has elected to release it as it offers 
         expanded information and for consistency.

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                        National Cyber Alert System

                 Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-018A

Oracle Products Contain Multiple Vulnerabilities

   Original release date: January 18, 2006
   Last revised: --
   Source: US-CERT

Systems Affected

     * Oracle Database 10g
     * Oracle9i Database
     * Oracle8i Database
     * Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control
     * Oracle Application Server 10g
     * Oracle9i Application Server
     * Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g
     * Oracle9i Collaboration Suite
     * Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i
     * Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11.0
     * JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, OneWorld Tools
     * PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal
     * Oracle Workflow

   For more information regarding affected product versions, please see
   the Oracle Critical Patch Update - January 2006.


   Various Oracle products and components are affected by multiple
   vulnerabilities. The impacts of these vulnerabilities include remote
   execution of arbitrary code, information disclosure, and denial of

I. Description

   Oracle has released Critical Patch Update - January 2006. This update
   addresses more than eighty vulnerabilities in different Oracle
   products and components.

   The Critical Patch Update provides information about affected
   components, access and authorization required, and the impact of the
   vulnerabilities on data confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
   For more information on terms used in the Critical Patch Update,
   Metalink customers should refer to MetaLink Note 293956.1.

   According to Oracle, three of the vulnerabilities corrected un the
   Oracle Critical Patch Update for January 2006 affect Oracle Database
   Client-only installations.

   US-CERT recommends that sites running Oracle review the Critical Patch
   Update, apply patches, and take other mitigating action as
   appropriate. US-CERT is tracking all of these issues under VU#545804.
   As further information becomes available, we will publish individual
   Vulnerability Notes.

II. Impact

   The impact of these vulnerabilities varies depending on the product,
   component, and configuration of the system. Potential consequences
   include the execution of arbitrary code or commands, information
   disclosure, and denial of service. Vulnerable components are likely to
   be available to attackers via remote networks and with limited or no
   prior authorization. An attacker who compromises an Oracle database
   may be able to gain access to sensitive information.

III. Solution

Apply a patch

   Apply the appropriate patches or upgrade as specified in the Oracle
   Critical Patch Update - January 2006. Note that this Critical Patch
   Update only lists newly corrected issues. Updates to patches for
   previously known issues are not listed.

   As noted in the update, some patches are cumulative, others are not:

     The Oracle Database, Oracle Application Server, Oracle Enterprise
     Manager Grid Control, Oracle Collaboration Suite, JD Edwards
     EnterpriseOne and OneWorld Tools, and PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal
     Applications patches in the Updates are cumulative; each successive
     Critical Patch Update contains the fixes from the previous Critical
     Patch Updates.
     Oracle E-Business Suite and Applications patches are not
     cumulative, so E-Business Suite and Applications customers should
     refer to previous Critical Patch Updates to identify previous fixes
     they wish to apply. 

Appendix A. Vendor Information


   Please see Oracle Critical Patch Update - January 2006 and Critical
   Patch Updates and Security Alerts.

Appendix B. References

     * Critical Patch Update - January 2006 -

     * Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts -

     * MetaLink Note 293956.1 -

     * US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#545804 -

     * US-CERT Vulnerability Notes Related to Critical Patch Update -
       January 2006 -

     * Map of Public Vulnerability to Advisory/Alert -

     * Oracle Database Security Checklist (PDF) -


   Information used in this document came from Oracle.

   Oracle credits the following individuals for providing information
   regarding vulnerabilities addressed in the Critical Patch Update -
   January 2006: Raffaele Amendola; Cesar Cerrudo and Esteban Martinez
   Fayo of Application Security, Inc.; Joxean Koret; Alexander Kornbrust
   of Red Database Security GmbH; David Litchfield of Next Generation
   Security Software Ltd.; Srinivas Nookala of Cenzic, Inc.; Steve Orrin
   formally of Watchfire, Inc.; Amichai Shulman of Imperva, Inc.
   Feedback can be directed to US-CERT Technical Staff.


  The most recent version of this document can be found at:


   Feedback can be directed to US-CERT Technical Staff. Please send
   email to <cert@cert.org> with "TA06-018A Feedback VU#545804" in the

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Revision History

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