Oracle Enterprise Manager Agent (January 2023 CPU)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 192753


The remote host is affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability


The and versions of Enterprise Manager Base Platform installed on the remote host are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the January 2023 CPU advisory.

- Vulnerability in the Enterprise Manager Base Platform product of Oracle Enterprise Manager (component:
Management Agent). Supported versions that are affected are and Apache Commons Text performs variable interpolation, allowing properties to be dynamically evaluated and expanded. The standard format for interpolation is '${prefix:name}', where 'prefix' is used to locate an instance of org.apache.commons.text.lookup.StringLookup that performs the interpolation. Starting with version 1.5 and continuing through 1.9, the set of default Lookup instances included interpolators that could result in arbitrary code execution or contact with remote servers. These lookups are: - 'script' - execute expressions using the JVM script execution engine (javax.script) - 'dns' - resolve dns records - 'url' - load values from urls, including from remote servers Applications using the interpolation defaults in the affected versions may be vulnerable to remote code execution or unintentional contact with remote servers if untrusted configuration values are used. (CVE-2022-42889)

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 January 2023 Oracle Critical Patch Update advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 192753

File Name: oracle_enterprise_manager_agent_cpu_jan_2023.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 4/2/2024

Updated: 4/25/2024

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-42889


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:enterprise_manager

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Oracle Enterprise Manager Agent

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/17/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/17/2023

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Apache Commons Text RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-42889

IAVA: 2023-A-0038