Oracle Database Server JPublisher resources.css respond_error cross site scripting

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Oracle Database Server (Database Software). This vulnerability affects the function respond_error of the file resources.css of the component JPublisher. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-79. The software does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality.

The weakness was disclosed 10/15/2014 as Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2014 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2014-4301 since 06/18/2014. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. The successful exploitation needs a single authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1059.007.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 78540 (Oracle Database Multiple Vulnerabilities (October 2014 CPU)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Databases. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 19948 (Oracle Database October 2014 Security Update Multiple Vulnerabilities (CPUOCT2014)).

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

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (93903) and Tenable (78540). Additional details are provided at The entries 67832, 67831, 67806 and 67811 are pretty similar.






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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 78540
Nessus Name: Oracle Database Multiple Vulnerabilities (October 2014 CPU)
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Advisory: Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2014
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-4301 (🔍)
X-Force: 93903
Vulnerability Center: 53987 - [cpuoct2014-1972960] Oracle Database Server JPublisher Component Remote XSS, Medium
SecurityFocus: 68047 - Ajenti Multiple Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 59177
OSVDB: 108046

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Created: 10/15/2014 01:40 PM
Updated: 02/22/2022 10:00 AM
Changes: 10/15/2014 01:40 PM (69), 04/07/2017 05:06 PM (7), 02/22/2022 09:57 AM (2), 02/22/2022 10:00 AM (1)
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