Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Multiple Vulnerabilities (October 2018 CPU)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 120948
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The remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher running on the remote host is prior to, prior to, prior to, or prior to It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as noted in the October 2018 Critical Patch Update advisory:

- A deserialization vulnerability exists in Apache Log4j 2.x before 2.8.2. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted binary, to execute arbitrary code on the target host (CVE-2017-5645).

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Analytics Server, Oracle BI Publisher.Supported version affected is An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via HTTP, to disclose potentially sensitive information. Successful attacks require human interaction from a person other than the attacker and while the vulnerability is in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, attacks may significantly impact additional products (CVE-2018-3204).

- A deserialization vulnerability exists in Apache Batik 1.x before 1.10 due to subclass of `AbstractDocument`.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via deserializing subclass of `AbstractDocument`, to execute arbitrary code on the target host (CVE-2018-8013).

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Apply the appropriate patch according to the October 2018 Oracle Critical Patch Update advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 120948

File Name: oracle_bi_publisher_oct_2018_cpu.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 1/3/2019

Updated: 5/27/2020

Dependencies: oracle_bi_publisher_installed.nbin, oracle_bi_publisher_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-8013


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:fusion_middleware, cpe:/a:oracle:business_intelligence_publisher

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/16/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/16/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5645, CVE-2018-3204, CVE-2018-8013

BID: 97702, 104252, 105623