Oracle Text is vulnerable to SQL injection, which could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary SQL commands on a vulnerable Oracle installation.
According to Oracle:
Oracle Text uses standard SQL to index, search, and analyze text and documents stored in the Oracle database, in files, and on the web. Oracle Text can perform linguistic analysis on documents, as well as search text using a variety of strategies including keyword searching, context queries, Boolean operations, pattern matching, mixed thematic queries, HTML/XML section searching, and so on.
Based on research into public information, we believe that this issue is Oracle vuln# DB15 in the Oracle CPU for January 2006. However, there is not sufficient information to authoritatively relate Oracle vulnerability information to information provided by other parties.
A remote attacker may be able to execute SQL queries on a server, possibly with elevated privileges. As a result, attackers may be able to view or modify the contents of an Oracle database.
This vulnerability was reported in the Oracle Critical Patch Update for January 2006. Information in this document came from Oracle, Alexander Kornbrust of Red-database Security, and Integrigy.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
|Date First Published:||2006-01-25|
|Date Last Updated:||2006-03-17 16:00 UTC|