Oracle WebCenter Portal DoS (Jan 2022 CPU)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 156855


An application server installed on the remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The version of Oracle WebCenter Portal installed on the remote host is missing a security patch from the January 2022 Critical Patch Update (CPU). It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability in its bundled Log4j component. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this, by sending a specially crafted request, to cause a DoS condition on the application.

Note that Nessus has not attempted to exploit this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Apply the appropriate patch according to the January 2022 Oracle Critical Patch Update advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 156855

File Name: oracle_webcenter_portal_cpu_jan_2022.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 1/19/2022

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-45105


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Oracle WebCenter Portal

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/18/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/18/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-45105

IAVA: 2022-A-0029