[Onapsis Security Advisory 2012-07] Oracle JD Edwards SawKernel SET_INI Configuration Modification
- From: Onapsis Research Labs <research@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 23:40:58 -0300
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Onapsis Security Advisory: Oracle JD Edwards SawKernel SET_INI Configuration Modification
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1. Impact on Business
By exploiting this vulnerability, a remote unauthenticated attacker might be able to access or modify all the business information processed by the
This would result in the total compromise of the ERP infrastructure.
2. Advisory Information
- --Release Date: 2012-02-23
- --Last Revised: 2012-02-21
- --Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2012-07
- --Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-00032
- --Researcher: Juan Pablo Perez Etchegoyen
- --CVE: CVE-2011-3514
- --Initial Base CVSS v2: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
3. Vulnerability Information
- --Vendor: ORACLE
- --Affected Components:
- --JD Edwards 9.0 EnterpriseOne Server + EnterpriseOne Tools 8.98 ( older versions might be also affected)
Vulnerability Class: Configuration Modification.
- --Remotely Exploitable: Yes
- --Locally Exploitable: No
- --Authentication Required: No
- --Original Advisory: http://www.onapsis.com/resources/get.php?resid=adv_onapsis-2012-07
4. Affected Components Description
“The next kernel in the JDE.INI file is the Server Administration Workbench (SAW) kernel. This kernel is responsible for collecting and reporting
information about the kernels in EnterpriseOne. The SAW kernel will connect to each of the kernels to determine information including:
- Number of users connected to the kernel (if applicable)
- Number of requests processes by the kernel
- Average time to complete the request
- Outstanding requests
- Users connected to the kernel process (if applicable)
This information is displayed in the SAW or Server Manager applications. This is critical to monitoring the health of the EnterpriseOne kernels and
providing a view into how the system is executing .” JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. The complete reference. - Copyright © 2009 by The McGraw-Hill Companies
5. Vulnerability Details
If a specially crafted message is sent to the JDENET service (specifically to the SAW Kernel), a user can remotely change the JDE.INI configuration
file. This situation might help the attacker to perform complex attacks that would lead in a full compromise of the system.
Further technical details about this issue are not disclosed at this moment with the purpose of providing enough time to affected customers to patch
their systems and protect against the exploitation of the described vulnerability.
Apply Oracle Critical Patch update January – 2012. More information available on http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujan2012-366304.html
Onapsis strongly recommends Oracle customers to download the related security fixes and apply them to the affected components in order to reduce
7. Report Timeline
* 2010-09-20: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to Oracle.
* 2010-09-21: Oracle confirms reception of vulnerability submission.
* 2010-09-24: Oracle states vulnerability is under investigation.
* 2010-10-07: Oracle confirms vulnerability.
* 2012-01-17: Oracle releases fixes in CPU.
* 2012-02-23: Onapsis releases security advisory.
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