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Oracle Database Server buffer overflow in Security Component

Vulnerability Note VU#449444

Original Release Date: 2005-10-21 | Last Revised: 2005-10-22

Overview

The Oracle Database Server Security Component contains a buffer overflow. Exploitation may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.

Description

A lack of input validation in the Oracle Database Server Security Component may allow a buffer overflow to occur. The specific details of conditions necessary to cause the buffer overflow are unavailable. However, the Oracle Critical Patch Update for October 2005 suggests this issue is remotely exploitable by attackers that have execute privileges on sys.pbsde.

This issue is identified as DB27 in the Oracle Critical Patch Update for October 2005. Note that exploit code is publicly available for this vulnerability, but we have not verified if this exploit works.

Impact

A remote attacker may be able execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.

Solution

Apply updates

Apply the appropriate patch or upgrade as specified in the Oracle Critical Patch Update for October 2005.

Vendor Information

449444
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Oracle Corporation

Updated:  October 21, 2005

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

Please see http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/pdf/cpuoct2005.html.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Acknowledgements

This document is based on information contained in the Oracle Critical Patch Update for October 2005

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 17.51
Date Public: 2005-10-18
Date First Published: 2005-10-21
Date Last Updated: 2005-10-22 01:44 UTC
Document Revision: 31

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