BEA WebLogic Server and Express bypass server policy

weblogic-server-policy-bypass (16121) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

BEA WebLogic Server and Express fails to enforce a policy that restricts a subset of users in the Admin and Operator security roles from starting and stopping a server. An unauthorized remote attacker, with Admin or Operator privileges, could bypass this restriction to stop or start a server.


Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

For WebLogic Server or WebLogic Express 8.1:
Upgrade to the latest Service Pack (SP2 or later) and install the CR173632_81sp2.jar patch, as listed in BEA Systems, Inc. Security Advisory: (BEA04-60.00). See References.

For WebLogic Server or WebLogic Express 7.0:
Upgrade to the latest Service Pack (SP5 or later) and install the CR173632_70sp5.jar patch, as listed in BEA Systems, Inc. Security Advisory: (BEA04-60.00). See References.

References:

  • BEA Systems, Inc. Security Advisory (BEA04-60.00): Patches are available to protect user authorizations..
  • BID-10327: BEA WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2004-0471: BEA WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express 7.0 through SP5 and 8.1 through SP2 does not enforce site restrictions for starting and stopping servers for users in the Admin and Operator security roles, which allows unauthorized users to cause a denial of service (service shutdown).
  • OSVDB ID: 6077: BEA WebLogic Unprivileged Stop/Start
  • SA11594: BEA WebLogic Admins and Operators May be Able to Stop the Service
  • SECTRACK ID: 1010129: BEA WebLogic May Let Remote Authenticated Admin/Operator Users Start or Stop Server

Platforms Affected:

  • Oracle WebLogic Server 7.0 SP5
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 7.0 SP5 Express
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 8.1 SP2 Express
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 8.1 SP3
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 8.1 Express
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 8.1 SP1
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 8.1
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 8.1 SP1 Express

Reported:

May 11, 2004

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