Vulnerability Note VU#939675

Microsoft Windows SQL Server allows arbitrary queries to be executed via "xp_printstatements" extended procedure

Original Release date: 16 Aug 2002 | Last revised: 16 Aug 2002

Overview

MS SQL Server contains an extended stored procedure with inappropriate permission settings.

Description

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.

Impact

An intruder can gain administrative access to a vulnerable SQL Server database.

Solution

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)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Microsoft CorporationAffected-16 Aug 2002
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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References

Credit

Thanks to David Litchfield for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Shawn V Hernan.

Other Information

  • 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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