Run any OS Command via unauthorized Oracle Reports
Oracle Reports is Oracle's award-winning, high-fidelity enterprise reporting tool.
It enables businesses to give immediate access to information to all levels within and outside of the
organization in an unrivaled scalable and secure environment. Oracle Reports, a component of the Oracle
Application Server, is used by Oracle itself for the E-Business Suite. Many large customers are using Oracle
Reports as reporting tool for their enterprise applications.
Oracle Reports starts reports executables (*.rep or *.rdf) from any directory and any user on the application server.
These reports are executed as user Oracle or System (Windows). An attacker which is able to upload a specially crafted reports executable to the application server is able to run any OS command or read and write text files on the application server (e.g. wdbsvr.app containing Oracle passwords). He can overtake the application server. The upload could be done via Webdav (Part of the Oracle Application Server), Webutil, SMB, SAMBA, NFS, FTP, ...
By using the report parameter with an absolute path it is possible to execute reports executables from ANY directory and ANY user.
Internet Application Server
Oracle Application Server
Oracle Developer Suite
This bug is NOT FIXED with Critical Patch Update October 2005 (CPU October 2005).
It seems that Oracle is NOT INTERESTED to fix this issue and provide patches for this issue.
If you think you need a patch to protect your Oracle Application Server you should contact Oracle.
Will be provided if a patch is available.
12-aug-2003 Oracle secalert was informed
26-sep-2003 Bug confirmed
15-apr-2005 Red-Database-Security informed Oracle secalert that this vulnerability will publish after CPU July 2005
Red-Database-Security offered Oracle more time if it is not possible to provide a fix ==> NO FEEDBACK.
12-jul-2005 Oracle published CPU July 2005 without fixing this issue
18-jul-2005 Red-Database-Security published this advisory
21-jul-2005 Cert VU# and affected products added
13-jan-2005 days since initial report updated
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