SRC-2015-0002 : Oracle Endeca Tools and Frameworks Session Generation Authentication Bypass Vulnerability

CVE ID: CVE-2015-2607

CVSS Score: 5.0, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Vendors: Oracle

Affected Products: Versions 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 11.0, 11.1 of the following products are confirmed vulnerable

  • Oracle Endeca Workbench

  • Oracle Commerce Guided Search

  • Oracle Commerce Experience Manager

  • Oracle Endeca Tools and Framework

Vulnerability Details:

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to bypass authentication on affected installations of Oracle Endeca Tools and Frameworks. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists when parsing the auth parameter. The service generates an authenticated session without credentials if the auth parameter is provided. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to bypass authentication on the system.

Vendor Response:

Oracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline:

  • 2015-02-01 – Verified and acquired by Beyond Security

  • 2015-06-14 – Coordinated public release of advisory

Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by Steven Seeley of Source Incite


Source Incite would like to acknowledge Beyond Security’s SSD program for the help with co-ordination of this vulnerability. For more information you can view a technical blog post related to the vulnerability at