Oracle Primavera Unifier 18.8/19.12 input validation

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A vulnerability has been found in Oracle Primavera Unifier 18.8/19.12 (Asset Management Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-20. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

In Apache Kafka versions between and 2.1.0, it is possible to manually craft a Produce request which bypasses transaction/idempotent ACL validation. Only authenticated clients with Write permission on the respective topics are able to exploit this vulnerability. Users should upgrade to 2.1.1 or later where this vulnerability has been fixed.

The weakness was published 10/20/2020 as Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2020. It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2018-17196 since 09/19/2018. The exploitation appears to be difficult. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 11/23/2020).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 109139).





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.5

VulDB Base Score: 7.0
VulDB Temp Score: 6.7
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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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09/19/2018 CVE assigned
10/20/2020 +762 days Advisory disclosed
10/20/2020 +0 days Countermeasure disclosed
10/21/2020 +1 days VulDB entry created
11/23/2020 +33 days VulDB last update



Advisory: Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2020
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2018-17196 (🔒)
SecurityFocus: 109139


Created: 10/21/2020 08:47 PM
Updated: 11/23/2020 07:05 AM
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