US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA07-200A -- Oracle Releases Patches for Multiple Vulnerabilities
- From: CERT Advisory <cert-advisory@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 16:58:27 -0400
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National Cyber Alert System
Technical Cyber Security Alert TA07-200A
Oracle Releases Patches for Multiple Vulnerabilities
Original release date: July 19, 2007
Last revised: --
* Oracle Database
* Oracle Application Server
* Oracle Collaboration Suite
* Oracle E-Business Suite and Applications
* Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise and JD EnterpriseOne
For more detailed information regarding affected product versions,
refer to the Oracle Critical Patch Update - July 2007.
Oracle has released patches to address numerous vulnerabilities in
different Oracle products. The impacts of these vulnerabilities
include remote execution of arbitrary code, information disclosure,
and denial of service.
Oracle has released the Critical Patch Update - July 2007. According
to Oracle, this Critical Patch Update (CPU) includes the following new
* 17 for the Oracle Databases
* 1 for Oracle Internet Directory
* 1 for Oracle Application Express
* 4 for the Oracle Application Server
* 1 for Oracle Collaboration Suite
* 14 for the Oracle E-Business Suite
* 3 for Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools
* 2 for PeopleSoft Enterprise Customer Relationship Management
* 2 for PeopleSoft Enterprise Human Capital Management
Many Oracle products include or share code with other vulnerable
Oracle products and components. Therefore, one vulnerability may
affect multiple Oracle products and components. Refer to the July 2007
CPU for details regarding which vulnerabilities affect specific Oracle
products and components.
For a list of publicly known vulnerabilities addressed in the July
2007 CPU, refer to the Map of Public Vulnerability to Advisory/Alert.
The July 2007 CPU does not associate Vuln# identifiers (e.g., DB01)
with other available information, even in the Map of Public
Vulnerability to Advisory/Alert document. As more details about
vulnerabilities and remediation strategies become available, we will
update the individual vulnerability notes.
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, sensitive
information disclosure, and denial of service. Vulnerable components
may be available to unauthenticated, remote attackers. An attacker who
compromises an Oracle database may be able to gain access to sensitive
information or take complete control of the host system.
Apply patches from Oracle
Apply the appropriate patches or upgrade as specified in the Critical
Patch Update - July 2007. Note that this Critical Patch Update only
lists newly corrected vulnerabilities.
As noted in the update, some patches are cumulative, others are not.
Oracle E-Business Suite and Applications patches are not cumulative,
so E-Business Suite and Applications customers should refer to
previous Critical Patch Updates to identify previous fixes they want
Vulnerabilities described in the July 2007 CPU may affect Oracle
Database 10g Express Edition (XE). According to Oracle, Oracle
Database XE is based on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 code.
Known issues with Oracle patches are documented in the
pre-installation notes and patch readme files. Please consult these
documents and test before making changes to production systems.
* US-CERT Vulnerability Notes Related to Critical Patch Update - July 2007 - <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/byid?searchview&query=oracle_cpu_jul_2007>
* Critical Patch Update - July 2007 - <http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/critical-patch-updates/cpujul2007.html>
* Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts - <http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/alerts.htm>
* Map of Public Vulnerability to Advisory/Alert - <http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/critical-patch-updates/public_vuln_to_advisory_mapping.html>
* Oracle Database Security Checklist (PDF) - <http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/pdf/twp_security_checklist_db_database.pdf>
* Critical Patch Update Implementation Best Practices (PDF) - <http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/pdf/cpu_whitepaper.pdf>
* Oracle Database 10g Express Edition - <http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/database/xe/index.html>
* Details Oracle Critical Patch Update July 2007 - <http://www.red-database-security.com/advisory/oracle_cpu_jul_2007.html>
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July 19, 2007: Initial release
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