Vulnerability Note VU#782567

Objectivity/DB administration tools lack authentication

Original Release date: 13 Jan 2011 | Last revised: 13 Jan 2011


The administration tools (i.e. ookillls, oostopams, etc) for Objectivity/DB do not require authentication for local or remote operation.


Objectivity/DB comes with several administration tools for database maintenance. By design, these tools do not require authentication. An attacker can emulate the functionality of the administration tools with a custom script as well.


An unauthenticated remote attacker can run commands on the database server. Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of the data can be compromised by the attacker.


We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.

Appropriate firewall rules should be implemented to restrict remote access to only trusted sources or blocked entirely and administration only done locally. TCP ports 6779 and 6780 should be filtered.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Objectivity IncAffected05 Nov 201002 Dec 2010
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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Thanks to Jeremy Brown for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jared Allar.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 13 Jan 2011
  • Date First Published: 13 Jan 2011
  • Date Last Updated: 13 Jan 2011
  • Severity Metric: 5.52
  • Document Revision: 11


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