BEA WebLogic Server password disclosure

weblogic-stopweblogic-password-disclosure (26467) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


BEA WebLogic Server running on Unix-based operating systems could allow a local attacker to obtain the administrator password. If a site is configured to use the script to shutdown a server, the administrator password could be echoed to stdout.


Obtain Information


Refer to BEA Systems Inc. Security Advisory: (BEA06-121.00) for upgrade information. See References.


  • BEA Systems Inc. Security Advisory: (BEA06-121.00): The script echoes the system password on UNIX.
  • BID-17982: BEA WebLogic Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-2464: in BEA WebLogic Server 8.1 before Service Pack 4 and 7.0 before Service Pack 6 displays the administrator password to stdout when executed, which allows local users to obtain the password by viewing a local display.
  • OSVDB ID: 25553: BEA WebLogic Cleartext Administrator Password Disclosure
  • SA20130: BEA WebLogic Server/Express Multiple Security Issues
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016094: WebLogic `` Displays the Administrative Password When Typed By the Administrator

Platforms Affected:

  • Oracle WebLogic Server 7.0 SP2
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 7.0 SP1
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 7.0 SP5
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 7.0
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 7.0 SP3
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 7.0 SP4
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 8.1 SP3
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 8.1 SP2
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 8.1
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 8.1 SP1


May 15, 2006

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