Oracle JDeveloper IDE Directory Traversal

Oracle JDeveloper IDE suffers from a directory traversal vulnerability.

MD5 | 547bcfa070ea60b42a0ee5d2efd530ed

[+] Credits: John Page (aka hyp3rlinx)    
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[+] ISR: apparition security


JDeveloper IDE

Oracle JDeveloper is a free integrated development environment that simplifies the development of Java-based
applications addressing every step of the application lifecycle.

Vulnerability Type:
Directory Traversal

CVE Reference:

Security Issue:
Attackers can place malicious files outside intended target directories if tricked into importing corrupt .WAR or .EAR archives.
Later, attackers can potentially request these scripts/files to execute system commands on affected target.

Affected versions:,,,,,


1) create evil .WAR or .EAR archive containing ../ in path name to initiate directory traversal and inside a script to execute system commands.
2) import into JDeveloper
3) files get moved outside target directories to one of the attackers choosing.
4) attacker requests the malicious file contained in target directory.


Network Access:


Disclosure Timeline:
Vendor Notification: October 14, 2016
Vendor fixes as part of CPU January 16, 2018
January 17, 2018 : Public Disclosure

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