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Oracle ENABLE_HIERARCHY_INTERNAL procedure vulnerable to PL/SQL injection

Vulnerability Note VU#717140

Original Release Date: 2006-10-19 | Last Revised: 2007-01-17

Overview

The Oracle ENABLE_HIERARCHY_INTERNAL procedure 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.

Description

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

Based on research into public information, we believe that this issue is Oracle vuln# DB01 in the October 2006 Oracle CPU. However, there is not sufficient information to authoritatively relate Oracle vulnerability information to information provided by other parties.

Impact

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.

Solution

Apply patches
This issue is addressed in the Oracle Critical Patch Update for October 2006.

Vendor Information

717140
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Oracle Corporation

Notified:  October 17, 2006 Updated:  October 19, 2006

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

Refer to http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/critical-patch-updates/cpuoct2006.html.

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CVSS Metrics

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

References

Acknowledgements

This vulnerability was reported in the Oracle Critical Patch Update for October 2006

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

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-5332
Severity Metric: 4.97
Date Public: 2006-10-17
Date First Published: 2006-10-19
Date Last Updated: 2007-01-17 14:52 UTC
Document Revision: 23

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