Security Advisory: (BEA04-60.00)
From: BEA Systems Inc.
Minor Subject: Patches are available to protect user authorizations.
Product(s) Affected: WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express
Threat level: Low - The vulnerability requires an attacker to be assigned the Admin or Operator security role. Severity: Medium - A server can be shutdown by an unauthorized user.
A problem was identified that could potentially cause a security vulnerability in certain versions of WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express. Patches are available to correct this problem (see Section II). BEA System treats potential security problems with the highest degree of urgency and does everything possible to ensure the security of all customer assets. As a result, BEA systems strongly suggests the following actions:
I. Read the following advisory. II. Apply the suggested action. III. If you know of any additional users interested in future security advisories, please forward them the registration instructions included in this advisory.
I. Advisory This vulnerability can occur when a site restricts the ability to start or stop servers to a subset of users in the Admin and Operator security roles. This restriction is not enforced.
The vulnerability affects sites that have altered the default security roles for starting and stopping servers. Sites that have modified the Admin security and group definitions but have not explicitly set server start or stop policies are not affected by this vulnerability.
The following versions of WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express are affected by this vulnerability.
WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express version 8.1 through Service Pack 2, on all platforms. WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express version 7.0 through Service Pack 5, on all platforms. II. SUGGESTED ACTION BEA strongly recommends the following course of actions:
WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express version 8.1
Upgrade to WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express version 8.1 Service Pack 2. Install the patch from: ftp://ftpna.beasys.com/pub/releases/security/CR173632_81sp2.jar
WebLogic Server version 8.1 Service Pack 3 will include the functionality in this patch.
WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express version 7.0
Upgrade to WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express version 7.0 Service Pack 5. Install the patch from: ftp://ftpna.beasys.com/pub/releases/security/CR173632_70sp5.jar
WebLogic Server version 7.0 Service Pack 6 will include the functionality in this patch.
BEA strongly suggests that customers apply the remedies recommended in all our security advisories. BEA also urges customers to apply every Service Pack as they are released. Service Packs include a roll-up of all bug fixes for each version of the product, as well as each of the prior Service Packs. Service Packs and information about them can be found at:
Note: Information about securing WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express can be found at http://e-docs.bea.com/wls/docs81/security.html, Specific lockdown information is provided at http://e-docs.bea.com/wls/docs81/lockdown/index.html. We strongly encourage you to review this documentation to ensure your server deployment is securely configured.
III. FUTURE SECURITY COMMUNICATIONS As a corporate policy, if there are any security-related issues with any BEA product, BEA Systems will distribute an advisory and instructions with the appropriate course of action. Because the security of your site, data, and code is our highest priority, we are committed to communicating all security-related issues clearly and openly.
All previous advisories and notifications can be viewed at http://dev2dev.bea.com/advisories/
BEA Systems has established an opt-in emailing list specifically targeted for product security advisories and notifications. As a policy, if a user has opted-in to our emailing list and there are any security issues with the BEA product(s) he/she is using, BEA will distribute an advisory and instructions via email with the appropriate course of action.
ADDITIONAL USERS WHO WISH TO REGISTER FOR ADVISORY DISTRIBUTION SHOULD FOLLOW THE REGISTRATION DIRECTIONS AT http://dev2dev.bea.com/advisories
IV. REPORTING SECURITY ISSUES Security issues can be reported to BEA by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by following the directions at http://dev2dev.bea.com/advisories/. All reports of security issues will be promptly reviewed and all necessary actions taken to ensure the continued security of all customer assets.
If you have any questions or care to verify the authenticity of this advisory, please contact BEA Technical Support at email@example.com
Thank you, BEA Systems, Inc.