Security researchers have discovered a new vulnerability (CVE-2023-21925) affecting the Oracle Health Sciences InForm product used by the healthcare industry. This vulnerability is present in certain versions of the software and allows unauthorized attackers to compromise the system, resulting in a partial denial of service (DoS) attack.

Affected product

Oracle Health Sciences InForm, a part of Oracle Health Sciences Applications

Affected components

Core component

Exploit details

The vulnerability is categorized as a low complexity, easily exploitable one that allows unauthenticated attackers with network access to target the system using HTTP. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could lead to unauthorized attackers causing a partial denial of service (partial DoS) attack on the Oracle Health Sciences InForm system.

CVSS 3.1 Base Score

The vulnerability has a CVSS 3.1 Base Score of 5.3, indicating an impact on the availability of the system.

CVSS Vector

The CVSS vector for this vulnerability is (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L).

The following is an example of a possible exploit targeting this vulnerability

import requests

exploit_url = "http://target-system:port/vulnerable-path";
headers = {"User-Agent": "example-exploit"}

response = requests.get(exploit_url, headers=headers)

if response.status_code == 200:
    print("The target system might be vulnerable.")
    print("The target system is not vulnerable.")

Original references

1. Official Oracle Security Advisory: link
2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) entry: link
3. CVE Details information: link


To safeguard your Oracle Health Sciences InForm system from this vulnerability, it is strongly recommended to update your software to the latest supported version (at least or 7...1) and apply necessary security patches as released by Oracle.

Additionally, organizations should implement security best practices such as monitoring network traffic for any suspicious activities, regularly updating all software and hardware components, and providing necessary security training to staff members to prevent social engineering attacks.


The CVE-2023-21925 vulnerability is a significant issue for organizations using the Oracle Health Sciences InForm product. Swift action should be taken to update systems and apply necessary security patches to prevent potential attacks that could result in a partial denial of service. Staying informed and applying security best practices can go a long way in safeguarding your organization's critical systems and data.


Published on: 04/18/2023 20:15:00 UTC
Last modified on: 04/18/2023 20:37:00 UTC