Vulnerability Note VU#939675
Microsoft Windows SQL Server allows arbitrary queries to be executed via "xp_printstatements" extended procedure
MS SQL Server contains an extended stored procedure with inappropriate permission settings.
Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft SQL Server 2000 contain an extended stored procedure, xp_printstatements, that permits an unprivileged user of a database to gain administrative access to the database. For more information, please see
This vulnerability was discovered David Litchfield of NGSSoftware.
An intruder can gain administrative access to a vulnerable SQL Server database.
Apply a patch as described in http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS02-043.asp.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||16 Aug 2002|
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Thanks to David Litchfield for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Shawn V Hernan.
- CVE IDs: CAN-2002-0721
- Date Public: 16 Aug 2002
- Date First Published: 16 Aug 2002
- Date Last Updated: 16 Aug 2002
- Severity Metric: 12.66
- Document Revision: 4
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