Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory – October 2012

Description

A Critical Patch Update (CPU) is a collection of patches for multiple security vulnerabilities. Critical Patch Update patches are usually cumulative but each advisory describes only the security fixes added since the previous Critical Patch Update advisory. Thus, prior Critical Patch Update advisories should be reviewed for information regarding earlier published security fixes. Please refer to:

Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts for information about Oracle Security Advisories.

Due to the threat posed by a successful attack, Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply CPU fixes as soon as possible. This Critical Patch Update contains 109 new security fixes across the product families listed below.

This Critical Patch Update advisory is also available in an XML format that conforms to the Common Vulnerability Reporting Format (CVRF) version 1.1. More information about Oracle’s use of CVRF is available at: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpufaq-098434.html#CVRF.

Affected Products and Components

Security vulnerabilities addressed by this Critical Patch Update affect the products listed in the categories below.  The product area of the patches for the listed versions is shown in the Patch Availability column corresponding to the specified Products and Versions column.   Please click on the link in the Patch Availability column below or in the Patch Availability Table to access the documentation for those patches.

The list of affected product releases and versions that are in Premier Support or Extended Support, under the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy is as follows:

Affected Products and Versions Patch Availability
Oracle Database 11g Release 2, versions 11.2.0.2, 11.2.0.3 Database
Oracle Database 11g Release 1, version 11.1.0.7 Database
Oracle Database 10g Release 2, versions 10.2.0.3, 10.2.0.4, 10.2.0.5 Database
Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1, version 11.1.1.6 Fusion Middleware
Oracle Forms and Reports 11g, Release 2, version 11.1.2.0 Fusion Middleware
Oracle Forms and Reports 11g Release 1, version 11.1.1.4 Fusion Middleware
Oracle BI Publisher, versions 10.1.3.4.2, 11.1.1.5.0, 11.1.1.6.0, 11.1.1.6.2 Fusion Middleware
Oracle Event Processing, versions 2.0, 11.1.1.4.0, 11.1.1.6.0 Fusion Middleware
Oracle Identity Management 10g, version 10.1.4.3 Fusion Middleware
Oracle Imaging and Process Management, version 10.1.3.6.0 Fusion Middleware
Oracle JRockit versions, R28.2.4 and earlier, R27.7.3 and earlier Fusion Middleware
Oracle Outside In Technology, version 8.3.7 Fusion Middleware
Oracle WebLogic Server, versions 9.2.4.0, 10.0.2.0, 10.3.5.0, 10.3.6.0, 12.1.1.0 Fusion Middleware
Oracle WebCenter Sites, versions 6.1, 6.2, 6.3.x, 7, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.5, 7.6.1, 7.6.2, 11.1.1.6.0 Fusion Middleware
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12, versions 12.0.6, 12.1.1, 12.1.2, 12.1.3 E-Business Suite
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i, version 11.5.10.2 E-Business Suite
Oracle Agile PLM For Process, versions 5.2.2, 6.0.0.6.3, 6.1.0.0, 6.1.0.1.14 Supply Chain
Oracle Agile PLM Framework, versions 9.3.1.0, 9.3.1.1 Supply Chain
Oracle Agile Product Supplier Collaboration for Process, versions 5.2.2, 6.1.0.0 Supply Chain
Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions, version 9.0 PeopleSoft
Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools, versions 8.50, 8.51, 8.52 PeopleSoft
Oracle Siebel UI Framework, version 8.1.1 Siebel
Oracle Central Designer, versions 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.2 Health Sciences
Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture, versions 4.6.0, 4.6.2 Health Sciences
Oracle FLEXCUBE Direct Banking, versions 5.0.2, 5.0.5, 5.1.0, 5.2.0, 5.3.0-5.3.4, 6.0.1, 6.2.0, 12 Oracle FLEXCUBE
Oracle FLEXCUBE Universal Banking, versions 10.0.0-10.5.0, 11.0.0-11.4.0, 12 Oracle FLEXCUBE
Oracle Sun Product Suite Oracle Sun Product Suite
Oracle Secure Global Desktop, version 4.6 Oracle Sun Product Suite
Oracle VM Virtual Box, versions 3.2, 4.0, 4.1 Oracle Sun Product Suite
Oracle MySQL Server, versions 5.1.63 and earlier, 5.5.25 and earlier Oracle MySQL Product Suite

Patch Availability Table and Risk Matrices

Products with Cumulative Patches

The Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control, Oracle E-Business Suite Applications, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, JD Edwards OneWorld Tools, PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal Applications, PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools, Siebel Enterprise, Industry Applications, FLEXCUBE, Primavera and Oracle VM patches in the Critical Patch Updates are cumulative. In other words, patches for any of these products included in a Critical Patch Update will include all fixes for that product from the previous Critical Patch Updates. For more information about cumulative and non-cumulative patches, check the patch availability documents in the table below for the respective product groups.

Patch Availability Table

For each administered Oracle product, consult the documentation for patch availability information and installation instructions referenced from the following table. For an overview of the Oracle product documentation related to this Critical Patch Update, please refer to the Oracle Critical Patch Update October 2012 Documentation Map, My Oracle Support Note 1477727.1.

 

Product Group Risk Matrix Patch Availability and Installation Information
Oracle Database Oracle Database Risk Matrix Patch Set Update and Critical Patch Update October 2012 Availability Document, My Oracle Support Note 1477727.1
Oracle Fusion Middleware Oracle Fusion Middleware Risk Matrix Patch Set Update and Critical Patch Update October 2012 Availability Document, My Oracle Support Note 1477727.1
Oracle Enterprise Manager Oracle Database Risk Matrix Patch Set Update and Critical Patch Update October 2012 Availability Document, My Oracle Support Note 1477727.1
Oracle Applications – E-Business Suite Oracle Applications, E-Business Suite Risk Matrix Oracle E-Business Suite Critical Patch Update Note for October 2012, My Oracle Support Note 1486535.1
Oracle Applications – Oracle Supply Chain, PeopleSoft Enterprise and Siebel Product Suite Oracle Supply Chain Products Risk Matrix
Oracle Seibel Products Risk Matrix
Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise Risk Matrix
Critical Patch Update Knowledge Document for PeopleSoft Enterprise, Supply Chain and Siebel Products suite, My Oracle Support Note 1496538.1
Oracle Health Sciences Oracle Industry Applications Risk Matrix Critical Patch Update October 2012 Patch Delivery Document for Oracle Health Sciences My Oracle Support Note 1495292.1
Oracle FLEXCUBE Products Suite Oracle Financial Services Software Risk Matrix Contact Oracle Customer Support for patches
Oracle Sun Products Suite Oracle Sun Products Suite Risk Matrix Critical Patch Update October 2012 Patch Delivery Document for Oracle Sun Products Suite My Oracle Support Note 1475188.1
Oracle Virtualization Suite Oracle Virtualization Products Suite Risk Matrix Critical Patch Update October 2012 Patch Delivery Document for Oracle Virtualization Products Suite My Oracle Support Note 1475188.1
Oracle MySQL Server Oracle MySQL Risk Matrix Critical Patch Update October 2012 Patch Delivery Document for Oracle Sun Products Suite My Oracle Support Note 1475188.1

 

Risk Matrix Content

Risk matrices list only security vulnerabilities that are newly fixed by the patches associated with this advisory. Risk matrices for previous security fixes can be found in previous Critical Patch Update advisories. An English text version of the risk matrices provided in this document is available here.

Several vulnerabilities addressed in this Critical Patch Update affect multiple products. Each vulnerability is identified by a CVE# which is a unique identifier for a vulnerability. A vulnerability that affects multiple products will appear with the same CVE# in all risk matrices. Italics indicate vulnerabilities in code included from other product areas.

Security vulnerabilities are scored using CVSS version 2.0 (see Oracle CVSS Scoring for an explanation of how Oracle applies CVSS 2.0). Oracle conducts an analysis of each security vulnerability addressed by a Critical Patch Update (CPU). Oracle does not disclose information about the security analysis, but the resulting Risk Matrix and associated documentation provide information about the type of vulnerability, the conditions required to exploit it, and the potential impact of a successful exploit. Oracle provides this information, in part, so that customers may conduct their own risk analysis based on the particulars of their product usage. As a matter of policy, Oracle does not disclose detailed information about an exploit condition or results that can be used to conduct a successful exploit. Oracle will not provide additional information about the specifics of vulnerabilities beyond what is provided in the CPU or Security Alert notification, the Patch Availability Matrix, the readme files, and FAQs. Oracle does not provide advance notification on CPUs or Security Alerts to individual customers. Finally, Oracle does not distribute exploit code or proof of concept code for product vulnerabilities. For more information, see Oracle vulnerability disclosure policies.

The protocol in the risk matrix implies that all of its secure variants (if applicable) are affected as well. For example, if HTTP is listed as an affected protocol, it implies that HTTPS (if applicable) is also affected.

Workarounds

Due to the threat posed by a successful attack, Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply CPU fixes as soon as possible. Until you apply the CPU fixes, it may be possible to reduce the risk of successful attack by blocking network protocols required by an attack. For attacks that require certain privileges or access to certain packages, removing the privileges or the ability to access the packages from users that do not need the privileges may help reduce the risk of successful attack. Both approaches may break application functionality, so Oracle strongly recommends that customers test changes on non-production systems. Neither approach should be considered a long-term solution as neither corrects the underlying problem.

Skipped Critical Patch Updates

Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply security fixes as soon as possible. For customers that have skipped one or more Critical Patch Updates and are concerned about products that do not have security fixes announced in this CPU, please review previous Critical Patch Update advisories to determine appropriate actions.

Product Dependencies

Oracle products may have dependencies on other Oracle products. Hence security vulnerability fixes announced in this Critical Patch Update may affect one or more dependent Oracle products. For details regarding these dependencies and to apply patches to dependent products, please refer to Patch Set Update and Critical Patch Update October 2012 Availability Document, My Oracle Support Note 1477727.1.

Critical Patch Update Supported Products and Versions

Critical Patch Update patches are provided only for product versions that are covered under the Premier Support or Extended Support phases of the Lifetime Support Policy. We recommend that customers plan product upgrades to ensure that Critical Patch Update patches are available for the versions they are currently running.

Product releases that are not under Premier Support or Extended Support are not tested for the presence of vulnerabilities addressed by this Critical Patch Update. However, it is likely that earlier versions of affected releases are also affected by these vulnerabilities. As a result, customers are recommended to upgrade to supported versions.

Supported Database, Fusion Middleware, Oracle Enterprise Manager Base Platform (formerly “Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control”) and Collaboration Suite products are patched in accordance with the Software Error Correction Support Policy explained in My Oracle Support Note 209768.1. Please review the Technical Support Policies for further guidelines regarding support policies and phases of support.

Products in Extended Support

Critical Patch Update patches are available to customers who have purchased Extended Support under the Lifetime Support Policy. Customers must have a valid Extended Support service contract to download Critical Patch Update patches for products in the Extended Support Phase.

On Request Model

Oracle proactively creates patches only for platform/version combinations that, based on historical data, customers are likely to download for the next Critical Patch Update. Patches for historically inactive platform/version combinations of the Oracle Database, Oracle Application Server and Enterprise Manager will be created only if requested by customers.

Refer to Patch Set Update and Critical Patch Update October 2012 Availability Document, My Oracle Support Note 1477727.1 for further details regarding the On Request patches.

Credit Statement

The following people or organizations reported security vulnerabilities addressed by this Critical Patch Update to Oracle: Alexandr Polyakov of Digital Security; Andy Yang of Stratsec Research; Dana Lane Taylor of the University of Pennsylvania; Dominic Sim, Agus Komang of KPMG Management Consulting, Singapore; Esteban Martinez Fayo of Application Security, Inc.; Florian Lukavsky of SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab; Francis Provencher via Secunia SVCRP; John Zimmerman; Martin Carpenter of Citco; Martin Rakhmanov of Application Security, Inc.; Microsoft Vulnerability Research of Microsoft Corp; Paul Harrington of NGS Secure; Pavel Toporkov of Positive Technologies; Ronnie Sahlberg; Sam Thomas of Pentest Limited; Sjoerd Resink of Fox-IT; Thomas Biege of SUSE; Travis Emmert; and Travis Emmert of Veracode.

Security-In-Depth Contributors

Oracle provides recognition to people that have contributed to our Security-In-Depth program (see FAQ). People are recognized for Security-In-Depth contributions if they provide information, observations or suggestions pertaining to security vulnerability issues that result in significant modification of Oracle code or documentation in future releases, but are not of such a critical nature that they are distributed in Critical Patch Updates.

In this Critical Patch Update Advisory, Oracle recognizes Juan Manuel Pascual Escriba of Open Source & Security Services Corp for contributions to Oracle’s Security-In-Depth program.

Critical Patch Update Schedule

Critical Patch Updates are released on the Tuesday closest to the 17th day of January, April, July and October. The next four dates are:

  • 15 January 2013
  • 16 April 2013
  • 16 July 2013
  • 15 October 2013
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