Trustwave SpiderLabs Security Advisory TWSL2012-023: Oracle Application Framework Diagnostic Mode Bypass Vulnerability Published: 1/15/2013 Version: 1.0 Vendor: Oracle (www.oracle.com) Product: Oracle Application Framework Version affected: 18.104.22.168, 12.0.6, 12.1.3 Product description: The Oracle Application Framework is a Java library used to facilitate the development of web-based applications. Credit: David Byrne of Trustwave SpiderLabs Finding 1: Oracle Application Framework Diagnostic Mode Bypass Vulnerability CVE: CVE-2013-0397 The Oracle Application Framework supports a diagnostic and developer mode feature that are intended to be enabled from developer or administrative interfaces. However, any user can manually enable the modes by setting the "OADiagnostic" or "OADeveloperMode" cookies to "1". Example: GET request for enabling diagnostic mode GET /OA_HTML/RF.jsp?function_id=1038712&resp_id=23350&resp_appl_id=80 0&security_group_id=0&lang_code=US¶ms=.1VlTZi5hyKHcE3E6mrZaB91phg4LLW-2ZXXJFOuaJdg-6ALqWl2AqDOwJZdQVEM&oas=q5-BOVjQj7_z-XSTMTne3A.. HTTP/1.1 Host: A.B.C.D User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0 Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8 Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.5 Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate Connection: keep-alive Cookie: JSESSIONID=b2f1079e3d1bb96cb4bd465a829d42ee397609177b2c4e281fb 7d1235f1153b2.e3ePbhaKb3qRe3yMb3aMaxiKay0; OADiagnostic=1; GSI=ZYAdeA07tN9SSQS8jeBDZGoXK9; BIGipServergsiap_irecruitment_http=1527616141.5150.0000; s_cc=true; s_nr=1351286855771; gpv_p24=no%20value; gpw_e24=no%20value; s_sq=%5B%5BB%5D%5D; OADeveloperMode=1; oracle.uix=0^^GMT-6:00^p; fs_nocache_guid=06D4170AC1745B5E87EA9290121EFF01; atgPlatoStop=1 Enabling diagnostic mode causes the server to present a "Diagnostics" link at the top and bottom of every page, and an "About this page" link at the bottom. This can be performed on pages that do not require authentication. For example, clicking on the "Diagnostics" link allows the user to enable a number of tracing and logging functions. Clicking on "About this page" presents environment and session information. The "profiles" tab in the "About this page" section allows access to a number of sensitive settings, including passwords and encryption/decryption keys. Remediation Steps: The vendor has addressed this security issue in the January 2013 Critical Patch Update. Vendor Communication Timeline: 10/31/12 - Initial communications with vendor 11/01/12 - Vulnerability disclosed to vendor 11/05/12 - Vendor acknowledges security issue 11/27/12 - Vendor provides status report 12/17/12 - Vendor provides status report 01/09/13 - Consulted vendor about publishing advisory 01/11/13 - Acknowledged publishing fix for January 15th CPU 01/15/13 - Advisory published About Trustwave: Trustwave is the leading provider of on-demand and subscription-based information security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and government entities throughout the world. For organizations faced with today's challenging data security and compliance environment, Trustwave provides a unique approach with comprehensive solutions that include its flagship TrustKeeper compliance management software and other proprietary security solutions. 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