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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Oracle WebLogic Vendors:   BEA Systems
BEA WebLogic Discloses the Reason for Authentication Failure to Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1013177
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1013177
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 14 2005
Impact:   Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.1 through 8.1 SP3; 7.0 through 7.0 SP5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in BEA WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express. A remote user can determine the reason for a failed authentication attempt.

A remote user can determine if their authentication attempt has failed because of an incorrect password or an incorrect username.

This allows a remote user to conduct a brute force password guessing attack.

Impact:   A remote user can determine the reason for their failed authentication attempt, facilitating brute force password guessing attacks.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

For WebLogic Server 8.1, upgrade to WebLogic Server 8.1 Service Pack 4.

For WebLogic Server 7.0, upgrade to WebLogic Server 7.0 Service Pack 5 and then apply the following patch:

ftp://ftpna.beasys.com/pub/releases/security/CR184612_70sp5.jar.

This fix will be included in WebLogic Server 7.0 Service Pack 6.

Vendor URL:  dev2dev.bea.com/resourcelibrary/advisoriesnotifications/BEA05-74.00.jsp (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), UNIX (Tru64), Windows (NT), Windows (2000)

Message History:   None.


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