back to article If you haven't patched WebLogic server console flaws in the last eight days 'assume it has been compromised'

Last week Oracle released one of its mammoth quarterly patch dumps - with 402 fixes. Well, it turns out that if you missed one and you're running WebLogic,,, and, you've probably already been tagged by hackers. On Thursday Johannes Ullrich, Dean of Research at the SANS …

  1. Lorribot

    Oracle is making Microsoft look good

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      This isn't exactly new news. Oracle has always been horrific for security. Certainly vs Microsoft's app, web and DB servers.

  2. Anonymous Coward

    White hats need to look out as well...

    > "At this point, we are seeing the scans slow down a bit," he explained. But they have reached "saturation," meaning that all IPv4 addresses have been scanned for this vulnerability. If you find a vulnerable server in your network: Assume it has been compromised."

    And the corollary is: if you are a hacker and you find a new server that is vulnerable then it's likely a honeypot.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    IT Angle


    It's become damned if you do and damned if you don't.

    Don't patch until you've tested your implementation and have your system hacked or patch without testing and have your system break.

    No way out.

    1. Claptrap314 Silver badge

      Re: Damned

      Don't use Oracle, Microsoft, or Adobe?

      That will give you a bit of breathing space, I would think.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Is that still a thing? Does anyone really still use it? I remember a long time ago when EJB briefly ruled corporate IT - WebLogic was expensive, bloated, buggy, slow and pointless, but people used it because it was a tiny bit better than IBM’s grim bundle of failure, WebSphere.

    Has anything changed?

    1. czechitout

      Re: WebLogic?

      Many Oracle COTS still come with WebLogic packaged as the web server.

      Another reason to move to the cloud and away from Oracle.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: WebLogic?

        How does moving to the cloud make something more secure?

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: WebLogic?

          The "secure" relates to the income stream of the cloud vendor; nothing else.

  5. snellasaurus

    Quite a few ISV apps and also in house developed apps only run properly on WLS too (so much for the write once run anywhere dream). Expect quite a long drawn out death for this one.

  6. JoshOvki

    It seems like a fairly serious bug, but who in their right mind is exposing their admin console over the internet?!

    1. Claptrap314 Silver badge

      Those whose right minds have shriveled to peanuts, of course.

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