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Oracle SYS.DBMS_AQ package vulnerable to PL/SQL injection

Vulnerability Note VU#221788

Original Release Date: 2007-01-17 | Last Revised: 2007-01-17


The Oracle SYS.DBMS_AQ package is vulnerable to PL/SQL injection. This vulnerability may allow a remote, authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary PL/SQL commands on a vulnerable Oracle installation.


The Oracle SYS.DBMS_AQ package fails to properly sanitize user input.This may allow a remote attacker to insert arbitrary PL/SQL commands that may be executed by the database. Note that an attacker must have execute privileges on SYS_DBMS_AQ package to exploit this vulnerability.

Based on research into public information, we believe that this issue is Oracle Vuln# DB01 in the October 2007 January CPU. 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 PL/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.


Apply patches from Oracle
This issue is addressed in the Oracle Critical Patch Update for January 2007.

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Oracle Corporation Affected

Updated:  January 17, 2007



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The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


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This vulnerability was reported in the Oracle Critical Patch Update for January 2007 and by Alexander Kornbrust of Red-Database-Security GmbH.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari based on information from Oracle and Alexander Kornbrust of Red-Database-Security GmbH.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 4.20
Date Public: 2007-01-17
Date First Published: 2007-01-17
Date Last Updated: 2007-01-17 19:24 UTC
Document Revision: 9

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