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Oracle Application Express AnyChart Flash-Based Cross Site Scripting

Oracle Application Express AnyChart Flash-Based Cross Site Scripting
Posted Jan 1, 2019
Authored by EgiX | Site karmainsecurity.com

Oracle Application Express versions prior to 5.1.4.00.08 suffer from a cross site scripting vulnerability. The vulnerability is located in the OracleAnyChart.swf file. User input passed through the "__externalobjid" GET parameter is not properly sanitized before being passed to the "ExternalInterface.call" method.

tags | exploit, xss
advisories | CVE-2018-2699
MD5 | 1878f1ac9c3a185afe84dab79f99b4fe

Oracle Application Express AnyChart Flash-Based Cross Site Scripting

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Oracle Application Express (AnyChart) Flash-based Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
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[-] Software Link:

https://apex.oracle.com/


[-] Affected Versions:

All versions prior to 5.1.4.00.08.


[-] Vulnerability Description:

The vulnerability is located in the OracleAnyChart.swf file. User input passed through
the "__externalobjid" GET parameter is not properly sanitized before being passed to the
"ExternalInterface.call" method. This can be exploited to carry out reflected Cross-Site
Scripting (XSS) attacks by tricking a victim user into opening an URL like the following:

https://[apex-app]/i/flashchart/anychart_6/swf/OracleAnyChart.swf?__externalobjid=%27))}catch(e){evil_js_code()}//


[-] Solution:

Update to version 5.1.4.00.08 or later.


[-] Disclosure Timeline:

[13/11/2017] - Both vendors notified (using the secalert_us@oracle.com and support@anychart.com addresses)
[14/11/2017] - Acknowledgment received from AnyChart
[14/11/2017] - Acknowledgment received from Oracle
[15/11/2017] - AnyChart said this issue has been investigated in 2014 and they sent a security update to Oracle
[22/11/2017] - Oracle response stating they filed a security bug to track this issue
[12/01/2018] - Oracle response stating the issue will be fixed in the upcoming Critical Patch Update (CPU)
[16/01/2018] - Oracle fixed the issue in the January Critical Patch Update (CPU)
[31/12/2018] - Public disclosure


[-] CVE Reference:

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2018-2699 to this vulnerability.


[-] Credits:

Vulnerability discovered by Egidio Romano.


[-] Original Advisory:

http://karmainsecurity.com/KIS-2018-01


[-] Other References:

https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujan2018-3236628.html

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