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Oracle Spatial SQL injection vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#240249

Original Release Date: 2006-04-19 | Last Revised: 2006-04-19


Oracle Spatial is vulnerable to SQL injection, possibly allowing a remote attacker to execute arbitrary SQL commands on a vulnerable Oracle installation.


Oracle Spatial fails to properly filter user-supplied input. This could allow a remote attacker to insert arbitrary SQL commands, which may be executed by the database.

Based on research into public information, we believe that this issue is Oracle vuln# DB12 in the Oracle CPU for April 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.


Apply patches
This issue is corrected in the Oracle Critical Patch Update for April 2006.

Vendor Information


Oracle Corporation Affected

Updated:  April 19, 2006



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We have not received a statement from the vendor.

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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 April 2006. Information in this document came from Oracle and Alexander Kornbrust of Red-Database Security,

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 5.37
Date Public: 2006-04-18
Date First Published: 2006-04-19
Date Last Updated: 2006-04-19 20:56 UTC
Document Revision: 23

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