Last week on July 14, Oracle released it’s quarterly Critical Patch Update. The following Hyperion and BI products are affected by security vulnerabilities:
- Hyperion Essbase
- Hyperion Shared Services
- Hyperion EPMA
There are patches available to fix the vulnerabilities in Essbase for the 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 versions. The patch for version 126.96.36.199 are the 188.8.131.52.506 Patch Set Update (PSU) for the Essbase Server and Essbase Client (patch numbers 20184072 and 20184082, respectively). The vulnerability fix for Essbase version 184.108.40.206 is “Upgrade to Hyperion Essbase 220.127.116.11, then apply the patches listed above”. If you are on an older version of Essbase than 18.104.22.168, it is time to upgrade.
Hyperion Shared Services
The CPU document calls this “Hyperion Common Security,” but they are talking about Shared Services. The vulnerability is listed as affecting versions 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, and 188.8.131.52. The patch for version 184.108.40.206 is listed as patch number 20876722.
This one is interesting because if you search, that patch doesn’t bring anything up on the My Oracle Support site. I also searched for Shared Services patches under 220.127.116.11, but there isn’t even an 18.104.22.168 version available to choose yet. Edit 7/22/15 – The Shared Services 22.214.171.124.001 patch (number 20876722) came out on 7/21 and is available on My Oracle Support. The 126.96.36.199 patch is the Shared Services 188.8.131.52.700 PSU (number 20675028). That PSU requires patching nearly every EPM product in your environment but gives the ability to run Internet Explorer 11 in its native mode – no more Enterprise Mode needed for 184.108.40.206. The 220.127.116.11 patch is listed as number 21052487, but this is a bad patch number as well with no results when using their link.
Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Architect
The EPMA vulnerabilities affect both versions 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124. In version 126.96.36.199, you have two different options to fix the vulnerabilities: EPMA PSU 188.8.131.52.501 (patch number 19466859) or EPMA PSU 184.108.40.206.700 (patch number 20929659). If you are on version 220.127.116.11, a patch set update is available on request from Oracle. I assume that you would need to submit an SR to get a PSU from Oracle Support for 18.104.22.168.
For version 22.214.171.124 of OBIEE, only a patch to Third Party BI software (patch number 21235195) is listed as a critical patch.
The following patches are listed to fix vulnerabilities in version 126.96.36.199: