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Microsoft SQL Server 2000 contains stack buffer overflow in SQL Server Resolution Service

Vulnerability Note VU#484891

Original Release Date: 2002-07-26 | Last Revised: 2006-05-08

Overview

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 contains a remotely exploitable stack buffer overflow that allows attackers to execute arbitrary code with the same privileges as the SQL server.

Description

The SQL Server Resolution Service (SSRS) was introduced in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 to provide referral services for multiple server instances running on the same machine. The service listens for requests on UDP port 1434 and returns the IP address and port number of the SQL server instance that provides access to the requested database.

The SSRS contains a stack buffer overflow that allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code by sending a crafted request to port 1434/udp. The code within such a request will be executed by the server host with the privileges of the SQL Server service account.

Impact

This vulnerability allows unauthenticated remote attackers to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the SQL service account. If the privileges of the service account are elevated via VU#796313, this vulnerability may result in compromise of the server host.

Solution

Apply a patch

This vulnerability was originally addressed by Microsoft in Security Bulletin MS02-039. In January 2003, Microsoft updated MS02-039 to recommend that customers apply the patch from Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-061, which addresses additional vulnerabilities. For more information, please see

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS02-039.asp
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS02-061.asp

This vulnerability also affects any products that include the Microsoft Desktop Engine (MSDE) 2000. For more information, please see

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/MSDEapps.asp

Block port 1434/udp


As a workaround, system administrators can use a firewall to block port 1434/udp at an appropriate network border, thus preventing external attackers from exploiting this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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BindView Corporation

Notified:  February 13, 2003 Updated:  February 20, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

Approximately 24 hours after the announcement of the vulnerability exploited by SQL Slammer (aka, Sapphire) in July, 2002, BindView provided it's customers with a tool for identifying vulnerable systems. BindView products have a requirement for customers to use either MSDE or SQL, which are vulnerable if unpatched. Guidance provided to customers at that time recommended immediate installation of the patches to correct the vulnerability. BindView re-issued both the tools and the guidance immediately after the initial outbreak of SQL Slammer.

Technical Note: Where BindView products require MSDE or SQL installed, the patches published by Microsoft will support BindView installations. No additional special patches are required.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Cisco Systems, Inc.

Notified:  January 26, 2003 Updated:  January 27, 2003

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

Cisco Systems has published an Cisco Security Advisory to address this issue. For more information, please see:

Express Metrix LLC

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  March 06, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

The following link is provided for our customers:

http://www.expressmetrix.com/techdocs/1610.asp

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Hewlett-Packard Company

Notified:  February 13, 2003 Updated:  February 20, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

SSRT3481 - HP OpenView, HP Insight Manager, HP SANworks Management Appliance (the Slammer SQL Worm) Patch Information


This bulletin was posted to the support website within 24 hours of release to - www.hp.com Use the SEARCH IN feature box, enter SSRT3481 in the search window.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Kaseya

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  March 26, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

The Kaseya Virtual System Administrator comes bundled with Microsoft
Desktop Engine (MSDE) version 8.00.194. If your VSA is on a network
and has port 1433 or 1434 open to the internal or external network
then your system is vulnerable. To close this vulnerability apply the
Microsoft's SP3 for MSDE. We have posted instructions for applying
the latest MSDE service pack on our web site at
http://www.kaseya.com/support/kbase/article10012.phtml

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Lightspeed Systems

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  March 05, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

Our advice is to have customers using MSDE SP2 version install the
security patch roll-up available for SP2 installations to fix this
(and other) issues. Customers who have the SP1 installation, or
those unsure of the version installed are urged to contact Lightspeed
Systems Customer Support immediately for assistance.

This information is summarized here:
http://updates.lightspeedsystems.com/

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Microsoft Corporation

Notified:  May 31, 2002 Updated:  July 25, 2002

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

Microsoft has published Security Bulletin MS02-039 to address this vulnerability. For more information, please see

Small Wonders Software

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  March 04, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

We have issued a statement on the Slammer worm at the following URL:

http://www.smallwonders.com/Support/slammer.htm

This gives technical specs on how to update MSDE 2000 with SP3.
Additionally, all new downloads include the MSDE 2000 with SP3.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Veritas SOFTWARE

Notified:  February 13, 2003 Updated:  May 20, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

http://seer.support.veritas.com/docs/254244.htm

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Vigilante

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  May 20, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

SecureScan NX


SecureScan NX ships with MSDE. In order to protect existing installations, we urge all customers to update to MSDE SP3. SecureScan NX is fully supported on MSDE SP3.

A FAQ item has been posted on our website on how to update: http://support.vigilante.com/faq/

VIGILANTe now ships a new version of SecureScan NX setup program that installs MSDE SP3 and is not affected by this vulnerability.

SecureScan SP

SecureScan SP does not ship with MSDE. However, SecureScan SP needs access to an MS SQL Server for proper installation. SecureScan SP users need to make sure their SQL Servers are not affected by this vulnerability. SecureScan SP is fully supported on MS SQL Server SP 3.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Xerox Corporation

Notified:  February 13, 2003 Updated:  February 20, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

A response to this advisory is available from our Security
Information site: http://www.xerox.com/security.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Netwiz Pty Ltd

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  March 13, 2003

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

MonTel is a Telephone call accounting system with a server and clients for use
on a computer network. A default installation of MonTel is not vulnerable to
the 'Slammer' worm since it only installs MSDE 1.0. (MonTel is also provided
with the MS Jet engine for use on small work groups, though this is being
phased out in favour of MSDE.)
MonTel can, however, also be used on a pre-existing MS SQL Server 2000, which
is vulnerable. SQL 2000 should be fully secured and the latest patches applied.
Details of this can be found at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bul
letin/MS02-039.asp
.

For MSDE 1.0 we recommend that MonTel sites apply the Service Pack 4 patch for
Microsoft SQL 7.0 which is used to also patch MSDE 1.0 and the SQL Server 7.0
Security Update for Service Pack 4. More detail on where to find these, and
other information can be found on the Netwiz web site at
http://www.netwiz.com.au/appnotes/i3154.htm.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Nortel Networks, Inc.

Notified:  February 03, 2003 Updated:  February 06, 2003

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

Current Nortel Networks products and solutions do not ship with Microsoft SQL Server 2000. However, due to the high volume of traffic generated between other vendors' impacted systems running Microsoft SQL Server 2000, some Nortel Networks switches may experience high CPU utilization leading to traffic congestion.

Nortel Networks recommends following the ingress/egress filtering mitigation strategies outlined by CERT in the "Solutions" section of Advisory CA-2003-04. Product-specific bulletins with instructions for configuration of ingress filters are available from the following Nortel Networks support contacts:

North America: 1-800-4NORTEL or 1-800-466-7835
Europe, Middle East and Africa: 00800 8008 9009, or +44 (0) 870 907 9009

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Affymetrix

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  March 18, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Baltimore Technologies plc

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  March 17, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Blackboard Inc.

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  March 11, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Computer Associates

Notified:  February 13, 2003 Updated:  February 20, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Dell Computer Corporation

Notified:  February 13, 2003 Updated:  February 20, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Elron Software

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  March 05, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Fluke Corporation

Notified:  February 13, 2003 Updated:  February 20, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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GFI Software

Notified:  February 13, 2003 Updated:  February 20, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Intel

Notified:  February 13, 2003 Updated:  February 20, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Internet Security Systems Inc.

Notified:  February 13, 2003 Updated:  February 20, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Journyx

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  March 05, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Komercni Banka

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  March 05, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Meridian Project Systems

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  March 05, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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NIST Computer Security Resource Center

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  March 17, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Nexus

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  March 05, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Okena

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  March 17, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Omtool

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  March 05, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Pharos Systems

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  March 11, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Power Measurement

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  March 06, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Research In Motion Limited

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  March 05, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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SurfControl plc

Notified:  March 04, 2003 Updated:  March 07, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Tivoli Systems

Notified:  February 13, 2003 Updated:  February 20, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Trend Micro

Notified:  February 13, 2003 Updated:  February 20, 2003

Status

  Unknown

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

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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CVSS Metrics

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References

Credit

The CERT/CC thanks Microsoft for the information provided in their advisory and NGSSoftware for their discovery and analysis of this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jeffrey P. Lanza.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2002-0649
CERT Advisory: CA-2002-22
Severity Metric: 43.28
Date Public: 2002-07-24
Date First Published: 2002-07-26
Date Last Updated: 2006-05-08 17:57 UTC
Document Revision: 65

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