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Oracle security alert.

January 12, 2010

Advisory overview

Qualys Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new vulnerability checks in the Enterprise TruRisk Platform to protect organizations against 9 vulnerabilities that were fixed in 1 bulletins announced today by Oracle. Customers can immediately audit their networks for these and other new vulnerabilities by accessing their Qualys subscription. Visit Qualys Security Blog to prioritize remediation.

Non-Qualys customers can audit their network for these and other vulnerabilities by signing up for a Qualys Free Trial, or by trying Qualys Community Edition.

Vulnerability details

Oracle has released 1 security bulletins to fix newly discovered flaws in their software. Qualys has released the following checks for these new vulnerabilities:

  • Oracle January 2010 Security Update Multiple Vulnerabilities

    Urgent 5
    Qualys ID
    Vendor Reference
    CVE Reference
    CVE-2009-1996, CVE-2009-3410, CVE-2009-3411, CVE-2009-3412, CVE-2009-3413, CVE-2009-3414, CVE-2009-3415, CVE-2010-0071, CVE-2010-0076
    CVSS Scores
    Base 10 / Temporal 8.3
    Oracle released a Critical Patch Update advisory for January 2010 that addresses 9 security vulnerabilities.

    These are the Oracle database components affected:
    - Listener
    - Oracle OLAP
    - Application Express, Application Builder
    - Oracle Data Pump
    - Oracle Spatial
    - Logical Standby
    - RDBMS
    - Unzip

    A remote attacker could affect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data on the target system.
    Oracle recommends that customers upgrade to the latest supported version of Oracle products in order to obtain the patches. Read Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - January 2010 for further information about the products affected and issues addressed.

    The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:
    CPUJAN2010 Oracle database

These new vulnerability checks are included in Qualys vulnerability signature 1.24.99-3. Each Qualys account is automatically updated with the latest vulnerability signatures as they become available. To view the vulnerability signature version in your account, from the Qualys Help menu, select the About tab.

Selective Scan Instructions Using Qualys

To perform a selective vulnerability scan, configure a scan profile to use the following options:

  1. Ensure access to TCP ports 135 and 139 are available.
  2. Enable Windows Authentication (specify Authentication Records).
  3. Enable the following Qualys IDs:
    • 19524
  4. If you would like the scan to return the Windows Hostname, also include QID 82044 and ensure access to UDP port 137 is available.
  5. If you would like to be notified if Qualys is unable to log on to a host (if Authentication fails), also include QID 105015.

In addition, prior to running a scan for these new vulnerabilities, you can estimate your exposure to these new threats by running the Risk Analysis Report, available from the Qualys Vulnerability Management Reports tab.

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About Qualys

The Enterprise TruRisk Platform and its integrated suite of security and compliance applications provides organizations of all sizes with a global view of their security and compliance solutions, while drastically reducing their total cost of ownership. Qualys solutions include: continuous monitoring, vulnerability management, policy compliance, PCI compliance, security assessment questionnaire, web application scanning, web application firewall, malware detection and SECURE Seal for security testing of web sites.