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[Onapsis Security Advisory 2010-009] Oracle Virtual Server Agent Remote Command Execution

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Onapsis Security Advisory 2010-0009 : Oracle Virtual Server Agent Remote Command Execution

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1. Impact on Business

By exploiting this vulnerability, an authenticated attacker would be able to remotely compromise the OVS server, together with all the virtual
machines configured on it.
This would result in the compromise of integrity, availability and confidentiality of every virtual machine deployed in the OVS server.

  - Risk Level: (High)

2. Advisory Information

  - Release Date: 2010-11-02

  - Last Revised: 2010-11-02

  - Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2010-009

  - Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-00014

  - Researcher: Juan Pablo Perez Etchegoyen

3. Vulnerability Information

  - Vendor: ORACLE

  - Affected Components:

	* Oracle Virtual Server Agent 2.3

  - Vulnerability Class: Remote command execution

  - Remotely Exploitable: Yes

  - Locally Exploitable: Yes

  - Authentication Required: Yes

  - CVE: CVE-2010-3583

  - Initial Base CVSS v2:  9 (AV:N/AC:L/AU:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

  - Original Advisory: http://www.onapsis.com/resources/get.php?resid=adv_onapsis-2010-009

4. Affected Components Description
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"Oracle VM is server virtualization software which fully supports both Oracle and non-Oracle applications. Oracle VM offers scalable, low-cost server
virtualization that is three times more efficient than existing server virtualization products from other vendors. Oracle has also announced
certification of key Oracle products including Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Applications, and Oracle Real Application Clusters
with Oracle VM."

"Oracle VM Manager communicates with Oracle VM Agent to create and manage guests on an Oracle VM Server. Oracle VM Agent is installed and configured
during the installation of Oracle VM Server."

By default, Oracle VM Agent is executed, with a highly privileged user, typically root.

5. Vulnerability Details

Oracle VM Agent exposes several functions through XML-RPC. One of these functions contains a vulnerability that can be exploited to execute arbitrary
operating system commands over the target server.

Onapsis is not distributing technical details about this issue to the general public at this moment in order to provide enough time to affected
customers to patch their systems and protect against the exploitation of the described vulnerability.

6. Solution

Apply Oracle Critical Patch Update October – 2010. More information available on http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2010-175626.html

Onapsis strongly recommends Oracle customers to download the related security fixes and apply them to the affected components in order to reduce
business risks.

7. Report Timeline

	. 2010-09-20: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to Oracle.
	. 2010-09-21: Oracle confirms reception of vulnerability submission.
	. 2010-09-24: Oracle states vulnerability is under investigation.
	. 2010-10-07: Oracle confirms vulnerability.
	. 2010-10-12: Oracle releases fixes in CPU.
	. 2010-11-02: Onapsis releases security advisory.

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