SRC-2019-0015 : Oracle Application Testing Suite ActionServlet processFileUpload Directory Traversal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability



CVSS Score:

8.8, (AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Vendors:


Affected Products:

Application Testing Suite

Vulnerability Details:

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Oracle Application Testing Suite. Authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the ActionServlet servlet's processFileUpload method. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of a user-supplied string before using execute a system call. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the SYSTEM.

Vendor Response:

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

Disclosure Timeline:

  • 2018-10-02 – Verified and acquired by iDefense
  • 2019-01-15 – Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Source Incite


Source Incite would like to acknowledge iDefense's Vulnerability Contributor Program for the help with co-ordination of this vulnerability.