Last week Oracle disclosed a critical vulnerability in its Oracle Database product, the issue tracked as CVE-2018-3110 has received a CVSS score of 9.9,
On Friday, Oracle released security patches to address a critical vulnerability affecting its Database product, the company is urging install them as soon as possible.
The vulnerability resides in the Java VM component of Oracle Database Server, a remote authenticated attacker can exploit it take complete control of the product and establish a shell access to the underlying server.
The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2018-3110, affects Oracle Database 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168 on Windows and 22.214.171.124 running on Unix or Linux.
“Vulnerability in the Java VM component of Oracle Database Server. Supported versions that are affected are 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 and 18.” reads the security advisory published by Oracle “Easily exploitable vulnerability allows low privileged attacker having Create Session privilege with network access via Oracle Net to compromise Java VM. While the vulnerability is in Java VM, attacks may significantly impact additional products. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in takeover of Java VM. “
The Version 220.127.116.11 on both Windows and Unix/Linux systems was already addressed with the Oracle July 2018 CPU.
“Due to the nature of this vulnerability, Oracle recommends that customers apply these patches as soon as possible.” reads the blog post published by Oracle.
“This means that:
Customers running Oracle Database versions 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 on Windows should apply the patches provided by the Security Alert.
Customers running version 126.96.36.199 on Windows or any version of the database on Linux or Unix should apply the July 2018 Critical Patch Update if they have not already done so.”
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.