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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Oracle WebLogic Vendors:   BEA Systems
BEA WebLogic May Disclose MBean Passwords to Operators in Certain Cases
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1008867
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1008867
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 27 2004
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.1 (including SP1)
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in BEA WebLogic Server and Express. An authenticated Operator may be able to gain access to passwords that can, in turn, allow the user to gain administrative access on the application.

It is reported that a user in the Operator role that is not also in the Admin role may (incorrectly) have access to certain sensitive MBean attributes containing passwords, including the ServerStartMBean.Password and the NodeManagerMBean.CertificatePassword.

With those passwords, the user can gain full administrative control of the server, according to the vendor.

This vulnerability affects sites with users who are in the Operator role and not in the Admin role, the report said.

Impact:   An authenticated Operator can gain administrative access to the application.
Solution:   The vendor has released a fix (Service Pack 2) for WebLogic Server and Express 8.1.
Vendor URL:  dev2dev.bea.com/resourcelibrary/advisoriesnotifications/BEA04_49.00.jsp (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), UNIX (Tru64), Windows (NT), Windows (2000)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Subject:  http://dev2dev.bea.com/resourcelibrary/advisoriesnotifications/BEA04_49.00.jsp


http://dev2dev.bea.com/resourcelibrary/advisoriesnotifications/BEA04_49.00.jsp

 > SECURITY ADVISORY (BEA04-49.00)

 > Minor Subject: Upgrade available to protect Administrative permissions

A vulnerability was reported in BEA WebLogic Server and Express.  A user in the Operator 
role that is not also in the Admin role may (incorrectly) have access to certain sensitive 
MBean attributes containing passwords, including the ServerStartMBean.Password and the 
NodeManagerMBean.CertificatePassword.

With those passwords, the user can gain full administrative control of the server.

This vulnerability affects sites with users who are in the Operator role and not in the 
Admin role.

Version 8.1 is affected, including Service Pack 1.

The vendor has released a fix (Service Pack 2) for WebLogic Server and Express 8.1.


 > Threat level: Low - Only an Operator can exploit it.
 > Severity: High - The user can acquire some administrative permissions.

 
 


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