US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA05-292A -- Oracle Products Contain Multiple Vulnerabilities
From: CERT Advisory (cert-advisory_at_cert.org)
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 16:17:32 -0400 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
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National Cyber Alert System
Technical Cyber Security Alert TA05-292A
Oracle Products Contain Multiple Vulnerabilities
Original release date: October 19, 2005
Last revised: --
* Oracle Database Server 10g
* Oracle9i Database Server
* Oracle8i Database Server
* Oracle8 Database Server
* Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control
* Oracle Enterprise Manager Application Server Control
* Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Database Control
* Oracle Application Server 10g
* Oracle9i Application Server
* Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g
* Oracle9i Collaboration Suite
* Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i
* Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11.0
* Oracle Clinical
* JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, OneWorld XE
* Oracle Developer Suite
* Oracle Workflow
For more information regarding affected product versions, please see
the Oracle Critical Patch Update - October 2005.
Various Oracle products and components are affected by multiple
vulnerabilities. The impacts of these vulnerabilities include
unauthenticated, remote code execution, information disclosure, and
denial of service.
Oracle released a Critical Patch Update in October 2005. It addresses
more than eighty vulnerabilities in different Oracle products and
The Critical Patch Update provides information about affected
components, access and authorization required, and the impact of the
vulnerabilities on data confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
For more information on terms used in the Critical Patch Update,
Metalink customers should refer to MetaLink Note 293956.1.
According to the Critical Patch Update: "The new database
vulnerabilities addressed by this Critical Patch Update do not affect
Oracle Database Client-only installations (installations that do not
have the Oracle Database Server installed). Therefore, it is not
necessary to apply this Critical Patch Update to client-only
installations if a prior Critical Patch Update, or Alert 68, has
already been applied to the client-only installations."
US-CERT recommends that sites running Oracle review the Critical Patch
Update, apply patches, and take other mitigating action as
appropriate. US-CERT is tracking all of these issues under VU#210524.
As further information becomes available, we will publish individual
Note that according to public reports, the patches included in this
update, as well as previous updates, may not adequately correct all
The impact of these vulnerabilities varies depending on the product,
component, and configuration of the system. Potential consequences
include remote execution of arbitrary code or commands, information
disclosure, and denial of service. An attacker who compromises an
Oracle database may be able to gain access to sensitive information.
Apply a patch
Apply the appropriate patches or upgrade as specified in the Oracle
Critical Patch Update - October 2005. Note that this Critical Patch
Update only lists newly corrected issues. Updates to patches for
previously known issues are not listed.
It may be possible to mitigate some vulnerabilities by disabling or
removing unnecessary components, restricting network access, and
restricting access to temporary files.
Oracle Critical Patch Update - October 2005 suggests disabling the
PSQL Manager to mitigate a vulnerability in PeopleSoft Enterprise
Appendix A. Vendor Information
Please see Oracle Critical Patch Update - October 2005 and Critical
Patch Updates and Security Alerts.
Appendix B. References
* Critical Patch Update - October 2005 -
* Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts -
* MetaLink Note 293956.1 -
* US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#210524 -
* US-CERT Vulnerability Notes Related to Critical Patch Update -
October 2005 -
* Map of Public Vulnerability to Advisory/Alert -
* SecurityFocus BugTraq -
The most recent version of this document can be found at:
Feedback can be directed to US-CERT. Please send email to:
<email@example.com> with "TA05-292A Feedback VU#210524" in the subject.
Oct 19, 2005: Initial release
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