Oracle9i Application Server ModPL/SQL double decoding directory traversal

oracle-appserver-modplsql-traversal (7728) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Oracle9i Application Server could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the Web server. This directory traversal capability is caused by a vulnerability in the PL/SQL Apache Web module. A remote attacker can send a specially-crafted URL request containing hexadecimal URL double encoded "dot dot" sequences (%252F..%252F) for a help file to traverse directories and view arbitrary files on the server.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Apply patch number 2128936, available from the Oracle MetaLink Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Oracle Application Server 9i

Reported:

Dec 21, 2001

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