Oracle E-Business Suite AOL/J Setup Test Information Disclosure

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Oracle E-Business Suite AOL/J Setup Test Information Disclosure

July 23, 2003





The Oracle Applications AOL/J Setup Test Suite, used to trouble-shoot the Self-Service framework, can be exploited to remotely retrieve sensitive configuration and host information without application authentication.  The AOL/J Setup Test Suite is installed by default for all 11i implementations.  A mandatory patch from Oracle is required to solve this security issue.


Product:    Oracle E-Business Suite

Versions:   11.5.1 – 11.5.8

Platforms:  All platforms

Risk Level: Low





The Oracle Applications Self-Service Framework (OA Framework) is the foundation for self-service HRMS, iProcurement, iExpenses, and other web applications.  The OA Framework includes a Test Suite used to verify its installation and configuration.  The AOL/J Setup Test Suite is implemented as Java Server Pages (JSP) and the main JSP page is "aoljtest.jsp".  The AOL/J Setup Test Suite is installed for all 11i web and forms servers in the $COMMON_TOP/html/jsp/fnd directory. 


Multiple vulnerabilities exist in the AOL/J Setup Test Suite allowing an attacker to obtain valuable information on the configuration of Oracle Applications without any database or application authentication.  This information includes the GUEST user password and application server security key.




Oracle has released a patch for the Oracle E-Business Suite 11i to correct this vulnerability.  Oracle has corrected multiple vulnerabilities in the AOL/J Setup Test Suite JSPs.


The following Oracle patch must be applied --


      Version     Patch

      -------     -----

      11i         2939083     (11.5.1 – 11.5.8)


Oracle Applications customers should consider this vulnerability low risk and apply the above patch during the next normal maintenance cycle.  Customers with Internet facing application servers should apply the patch immediately or consider removing or restricting access to the AOL/J Setup Test Suite.  In addition, the GUEST user account should be checked to ensure that it has only publicly accessible responsibilities assigned to it.


Appropriate testing and backups should be performed before applying any patches.


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This vulnerability was discovered by Stephen Kost of Integrigy Corporation.



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