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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Oracle WebLogic Vendors:   BEA Systems
WebLogic Server Admin Password Reset Mechanism May Disclose the Password to Local Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016101
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-2546   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 3 2009
Original Entry Date:  May 15 2006
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in WebLogic Server. A local user may be able to view the administrative password in certain cases.

If the system administrator invoked the admin password reset mechanism (as described in:, prior to October 10, 2005, the admin password may be stored in cleartext in the domain directory.

Impact:   A local user may be able to view the administrative password in certain cases.
Solution:   The vendor has provided the following solution [quoted]:

Sites which have used the above method to reset the admin password based on the instructions provided prior to October 10th, 2005 should be sure to change their admin password again via the console.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise), Linux (SuSE), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (NT), Windows (2000), Windows (2003)

Message History:   None.

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