WebLogic Server Process Tries to Connect to Unauthorized Host Performing DNS Query
(Doc ID 2928010.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 22, 2023
Applies to:Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 126.96.36.199.0 and later
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After starting WebLogic Server process with shell script startWebLogic.sh, the java process attempted to connect to unauthorized host abc.xxx.yyy-dns[.]com. Server performs DNS query for abc.xxx.yyy-dns[.]com. DNS resolver returns IP address (OpenDNS sinkhole IP). WebLogic server (java process) proceeds to attempt connecting to IP which leads to security/vulnerability concerns.
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