Oracle 9iAS default configuration allows access to "globals.jsa" file

2002-02-26T00:00:00
ID VU:698467
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2002-02-27T00:00:00

Description

Overview

Oracle Database Server version 9iAS allows remote users to view the "globals.jsa" file used by Java Server Page (JSP) scripts. The "globals.jsa" file may contain Oracle usernames, passwords, and other configuration information not intended for public viewing, and attackers may use that information to mount attacks.

Description

On a Oracle Database Server, JSP scripts may use a "globals.jsa" file to define global application variables and store data. In the default configuration of Oracle 9iAS (and possibly other versions), the "globals.jsa" file is stored in the "htdocs" directory without access restrictions. Thus the file is publicly readable by any Web client user.


Impact

Attackers may view a "globals.jsa" file and use the information therein (which may include Oracle usernames and passwords) to mount attacks.


Solution

The CERT/CC is currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.


Add the following lines to the httpd.conf file found in the $ORACLE_HOME$/apache/apache/conf directory.

<Files ~ "^\globals.jsa">
Order allow,deny
Deny from all
</Files>


Systems Affected

Vendor| Status| Date Notified| Date Updated
---|---|---|---
Oracle| | 07 Feb 2002| 26 Feb 2002
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics

Group | Score | Vector
---|---|---
Base | N/A | N/A
Temporal | N/A | N/A
Environmental | N/A | N/A

References

  • <http://www.oracle.com/>
  • <http://www.nextgenss.com/advisories/orajsp.txt>
  • <http://otn.oracle.com/deploy/security/alerts.htm>

Credit

Thanks to David Litchfield for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Shawn Van Ittersum.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 06 Feb 2002
  • Date First Published: 26 Feb 2002
  • Date Last Updated: 27 Feb 2002
  • Severity Metric: 11.25
  • Document Revision: 12