1. ADVISORY INFORMATION
Title: Oracle E-Business Suite SQL injection
Advisory ID: [ERPSCAN-15-026]
Advisory URL: http://erpscan.com/advisories/erpscan-15-026-oracle-e-business-suite-sql-injectio
Date published: 20.10.2015
Vendors contacted: Oracle
2. VULNERABILITY INFORMATION
Class: SQL injection
Impact: SQL injection, RCE
Remotely Exploitable: Yes
Locally Exploitable: No
CVE Name: CVE-2015-4846
CVSS Base Score: 3.6 / 10
AV : Access Vector (Related exploit range) Network (N)
AC : Access Complexity (Required attack complexity) High (H)
Au : Authentication (Level of authentication needed to exploit) Single (S)
C : Impact to Confidentiality Partial (P)
I : Impact to Integrity Partial (P)
A : Impact to Availability None (N)
3. VULNERABILITY DESCRIPTION
The problem is caused by an SQL injection vulnerability. The code
comprises an SQL statement that contains strings that can be altered
by an attacker. The manipulated SQL statement can then be used to
retrieve additional data from the database or to modify the data.
4. VULNERABLE PACKAGES
Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3, 12.1.4
Other versions are probably affected too, but they were not checked.
5. SOLUTIONS AND WORKAROUNDS
Install Oracle CPU October 2015
Nikita Kelesis, Ivan Chalykin, Alexey Tyurin, Egor Karbutov (ERPScan)
7. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
One of SQL extensions (afamexts.sql) does not filter user input values
which may lead to SQL injection. The only defense mechanism is a
password for APPS. If an attacker knows the password (for example,
default password APPS/APPS), he will be able to exploit SQL injection
with high privilege.
8. REPORT TIMELINE
Vendor response: 24.07.2015
Date of Public Advisory: 20.10.2015
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