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Oracle Database vulnerable to privilege escalation

Vulnerability Note VU#809457

Original Release Date: 2007-04-18 | Last Revised: 2007-04-24


A vulnerability in Oracle Database for Microsoft Windows could allow a remote attacker to log on to the system with elevated privileges.


A vulnerability exists in Oracle Database's Core Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that may allow a remote attacker to log on to the system with elevated privileges. According to NGSSoftware-OracleCPUAPR2007:

Due to the way that Windows XP with Simple File Sharing enabled logs on users it is possible for an attacker to gain DBA access to the Oracle server.

Note that this issue affects Oracle Database versions including,,, and installed in Microsoft Windows.


A remote attacker could log on to a vulnerable system and gain elevated privileges.


Apply a patch
See the Oracle Critical Patch Update - April 2007 for information about obtaining upgrades.

Disable simple file sharing

Disabling simple file sharing may mitigate this vulnerability. See Microsoft Knowledgebase Article 307874 for more details.

Vendor Information


Oracle Corporation Affected

Notified:  April 18, 2007 Updated: April 18, 2007



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

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


Refer to Oracle Critical Patch Update - April 2007.

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This issue is addressed in Oracle Critical Patch Update - April 2007.

This document was written by Chris Taschner.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 8.27
Date Public: 2007-04-17
Date First Published: 2007-04-18
Date Last Updated: 2007-04-24 18:06 UTC
Document Revision: 26

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