August 9, 2022

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Oracle Patches Critical miracle exploit Vulnerabilities

Oracle has patched a RCE vulnerability impacting Oracle Fusion Middleware and various other Oracle systems. which they dubbed the Miracle Exploit.

The researchers also discovered a serious vulnerability in Oracle Access Manager, tracked as CVE-2021–35587. The CVSS 9.8 bug is described as an “easily exploitable” flaw that allows unauthenticated attackers with network access via HTTP for application takeover.

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While working with the Zero Day Initiative , this research led to the discovery of CVE-2022–21445. This ‘mega’ bug, issued a severity score of 9.8, was found in the Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) Faces architecture, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

The deserialization of trusted data issue can be chained with CVE-2022–21497 (CVSS 8.1), a takeover flaw in Oracle Web Services Manager, to achieve pre-authentication RCE.

CVE-2022–21445 impacts a variety of products and services based on Fusion Middleware, various Oracle systems, and even Oracle’s cloud infrastructure. Unauthenticated attackers with network access, via HTTP, can abuse the vulnerability chain.

After testing Oracle services and domains, the vulnerability report was submitted to the vendor on October 25, 2021. In the same month, Oracle confirmed receipt of the report and said it was investigating. However, it took the best part of six months for a patch to be issued and released patch during April 2022 patch cycle.

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Organizations using vulnerable Oracle software are urged to apply the patch immediately.

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