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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Oracle WebLogic Vendors:   BEA Systems
WebLogic XML Document Parsing Memory Error Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015790
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015790
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 20 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.1 (-SP7), 7.0 (-SP6), 8.1 (-SP4)
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in WebLogic Server and Express. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create a specially crafted XML document that, when parsed by the target WebLogic Server, will cause the server to run out of memory.

Applications that accept XML data from remote users and pass the data to the parser without canonicalization are affected.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes [quoted]:

WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express version 8.1

1. Upgrade to WebLogic Server and Express 8.1 Service Pack 5.

WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express version 7.0

1. Upgrade to WebLogic Server and Express 7.0 Service Pack 6.
2. Install the patch from:
ftp://ftpna.beasys.com/pub/releases/security/CR213796_700sp6.jar
3. Place the jar for the patch in the CLASSPATH before the weblogic.jar file.

WebLogic Server 7.0 Service Pack 7 will include the functionality in this patch.

WebLogic Server version 6.1

1. Upgrade to WebLogic Server 6.1 Service Pack 7.
2. Install the patch from:
ftp://ftpna.beasys.com/pub/releases/security/CR213796_610sp7.jar
3. Place the jar for the patch in the CLASSPATH before the weblogic.jar file.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://dev2dev.bea.com/pub/advisory/183

Vendor URL:  dev2dev.bea.com/pub/advisory/183 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Resource 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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