Oracle Communications Policy Management up to 9.7.3/9.9.1/10.4.1/12.1.1 Glibc memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Oracle Communications Policy Management up to 9.7.3/9.9.1/10.4.1/12.1.1 (Cloud Software). Affected is some unknown processing of the component Glibc. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 10/19/2016 with Qualys as Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2016 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2015-0235 since 11/18/2014. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

A public exploit has been developed in Ruby. It is declared as highly functional. The exploit is shared for download at As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 81024 (Amazon Linux AMI : glibc (ALAS-2015-473)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 124172 (Apple Mac OS X v10.11.1 Not Installed (APPLE-SA-2015-10-21-4)).

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 Tenable (81024) and Exploit-DB (35951). Similar entries are available at 68857, 74877, 74936 and 78625.





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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Status: Highly functional
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Nessus ID: 81024
Nessus Name: Amazon Linux AMI : glibc (ALAS-2015-473)
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OpenVAS ID: 703142
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3142-1 (eglibc - security update)
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MetaSploit ID: wordpress_ghost_scanner.rb
MetaSploit Name: WordPress CP Multi-View Calendar Unauthenticated SQL Injection Scanner
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Advisory: Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2016
Organization: Qualys
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-0235 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 72325 - GNU glibc CVE-2015-0235 Remote Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 62517 - McAfee Multiple Products GNU C Library Buffer Overflow Vulnerability, Highly Critical

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Created: 10/19/2016 10:22 AM
Updated: 05/15/2019 06:31 AM
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