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Oracle Patches Critical Flaw in Identity Manager

Oracle informed customers on Friday that its Identity Manager product is affected by a critical vulnerability that can be easily exploited by malicious actors.

Oracle informed customers on Friday that its Identity Manager product is affected by a critical vulnerability that can be easily exploited by malicious actors.

Part of the company’s Oracle Fusion Middleware offering, Identity Manager is an enterprise identity management system that automatically manages user access privileges across all of the organization’s resources.

Oracle Identity Manager is affected by a flaw that allows an unauthenticated attacker with access to the network to take control of the product. The security hole exists due to a default account that can be accessed over HTTP.

The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2017-10151 and assigned a CVSS score of 10, has been described by Oracle as easy to exploit without any user interaction.

“Easily exploitable vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via HTTP to compromise Oracle Identity Manager,” Oracle said in its advisory. “While the vulnerability is in Oracle Identity Manager, attacks may significantly impact additional products. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in takeover of Oracle Identity Manager.”

Oracle has not provided any details, likely in an effort to prevent potential attacks before users have had the chance to install the patches.

The flaw affects Oracle Identity Manager versions,,,, and The company has released fixes for all versions.

Two of the Critical Patch Updates (CPUs) released by Oracle this year broke previous records in terms of the number of vulnerabilities they fixed. The round of patches issued in April addressed 299 flaws, and the one from July resolved 308 security holes.

The October 2017 CPU is also significant, with 252 vulnerabilities patched. Forty weaknesses have been patched this month in Fusion Middleware, including 26 that are remotely exploitable without authentication.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.

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