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 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 versions. The patch for version 188.8.131.52 are the 184.108.40.206.506 Patch Set Update (PSU) for the Essbase Server and Essbase Client (patch numbers 20184072 and 20184082, respectively). The vulnerability fix for Essbase version 220.127.116.11 is “Upgrade to Hyperion Essbase 18.104.22.168, then apply the patches listed above”. If you are on an older version of Essbase than 22.214.171.124, 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 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, and 184.108.40.206. The patch for version 220.127.116.11 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 18.104.22.168, but there isn’t even an 22.214.171.124 version available to choose yet. Edit 7/22/15 – The Shared Services 126.96.36.199.001 patch (number 20876722) came out on 7/21 and is available on My Oracle Support. The 188.8.131.52 patch is the Shared Services 184.108.40.206.700 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 220.127.116.11. The 18.104.22.168 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 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199. In version 188.8.131.52, you have two different options to fix the vulnerabilities: EPMA PSU 184.108.40.206.501 (patch number 19466859) or EPMA PSU 220.127.116.11.700 (patch number 20929659). If you are on version 18.104.22.168, 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 22.214.171.124.
For version 126.96.36.199 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 188.8.131.52: