CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2016-8324

Improper Access Control

Published: Jan 27, 2017 | Modified: Feb 11, 2017
CVSS 3.x
5.3
MEDIUM
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N
CVSS 2.x
5 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

Vulnerability in the Oracle FLEXCUBE Core Banking component of Oracle Financial Services Applications (subcomponent: Core). Supported versions that are affected are 5.1.0, 5.2.0 and 11.5.0. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via HTTP to compromise Oracle FLEXCUBE Core Banking. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in unauthorized read access to a subset of Oracle FLEXCUBE Core Banking accessible data. CVSS v3.0 Base Score 5.3 (Confidentiality impacts).

Weakness

The product does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Flexcube_core_banking Oracle 11.5.0 11.5.0
Flexcube_core_banking Oracle 5.2.0 5.2.0
Flexcube_core_banking Oracle 5.1.0 5.1.0

Extended Description

Access control involves the use of several protection mechanisms such as:

When any mechanism is not applied or otherwise fails, attackers can compromise the security of the product by gaining privileges, reading sensitive information, executing commands, evading detection, etc. There are two distinct behaviors that can introduce access control weaknesses:

Potential Mitigations

  • Compartmentalize the system to have “safe” areas where trust boundaries can be unambiguously drawn. Do not allow sensitive data to go outside of the trust boundary and always be careful when interfacing with a compartment outside of the safe area.
  • Ensure that appropriate compartmentalization is built into the system design, and the compartmentalization allows for and reinforces privilege separation functionality. Architects and designers should rely on the principle of least privilege to decide the appropriate time to use privileges and the time to drop privileges.

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