Vulnerability Note VU#240174

Oracle9i Database contains buffer overflow in TIME_ZONE session parameter

Original Release date: 27 Feb 2004 | Last revised: 27 Feb 2004

Overview

Oracle9i Database contains a buffer overflow in the TIME_ZONE session parameter which could allow anyone who can query the server to execute arbitrary code or access data with the privileges of the vulnerable process.

Description

The TIME_ZONE parameter is a session parameter that specifies the local time zone displacement for the current SQL session. A buffer overflow exists in the TIME_ZONE parameter. By supplying an overly long character string to the function, an attacker could overwrite a return address on the stack, resulting in the ability to execute arbitrary code or access data with the privileges of the vulnerable process. Oracle typically runs as SYSTEM on Windows and as the ORACLE user on UNIX.

Impact

Exploitation may result in the ability to execute arbitrary code or access data with the privileges of the vulnerable process.

Solution

Apply Patch

According to NGSSoftware, this problem is fixed in Oracle 9i Database Release 2, version 9.2.0.3.

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Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Oracle CorporationAffected-26 Feb 2004
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References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported by NGSSoftware.

This document was written by Damon Morda.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 06 Feb 2004
  • Date First Published: 27 Feb 2004
  • Date Last Updated: 27 Feb 2004
  • Severity Metric: 13.47
  • Document Revision: 8

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