Oracle WebCenter Sites Apache Xalan-Java Library Security Bypass (January 2016 CPU)

high Nessus Plugin ID 88044
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The website content management system installed on the remote host is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.


The version Oracle WebCenter Sites installed on the remote host is missing a security patch from the January 2016 Critical Patch Update (CPU). It is, therefore, affected by a security bypass vulnerability in the Apache Xalan-Java library due to a failure to properly restrict access to certain properties when FEATURE_SECURE_PROCESSING is enabled. A remote attacker can exploit this to bypass restrictions and load arbitrary classes or access external resources.


Apply the appropriate patch according to the January 2016 Oracle Critical Patch Update advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88044

File Name: oracle_webcenter_sites_jan_2016_cpu.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 1/21/2016

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: oracle_webcenter_sites_installed.nbin

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:fusion_middleware

Required KB Items: SMB/WebCenter_Sites/Installed

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/19/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/24/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0107

BID: 66397