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Oracle MDSYS.SDO_LRS package vulnerable to PL/SQL injection

Vulnerability Note VU#869292

Original Release Date: 2006-10-24 | Last Revised: 2006-10-24


The Oracle MDSYS.SDO_LRS package 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.


The Oracle MDSYS.SDO_LRS package is vulnerable to PL/SQL injection. Specifically, the CONVERT_TO_LRS_LAYER procedure fails to properly filter user input. Note that an attacker must have execute privileges on MDSYS.SDO_LRS package, and the ability to create a PL/SQL function to exploit this vulnerability.

Based on research into public information, we believe that this issue is Oracle vuln# DB13 in the October 2006 Oracle CPU. However, there is not sufficient information to authoritatively relate Oracle vulnerability information to information provided by other parties.


A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary 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.


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

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Updated:  October 24, 2006



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

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

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-5340
Severity Metric: 3.23
Date Public: 2006-10-17
Date First Published: 2006-10-24
Date Last Updated: 2006-10-24 14:21 UTC
Document Revision: 14

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