Vulnerability Note VU#999268

Oracle Client Tools buffer overflow vulnerability

Original Release date: 20 Jan 2006 | Last revised: 20 Jan 2006

Overview

A buffer overflow in an unspecified Oracle Client utility may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.

Description

According to Oracle:

One vulnerability (DBC02) is in a utility that can be forced to terminate if given long arguments, potentially allowing code of an attacker's choice to be executed. However, this utility is not installed with setuid (elevated) privileges, so the risk that it can be effectively exploited is very low.

Based on research into public information, we believe that this issue is a buffer overflow in an unspecified Oracle Client utility. However, there is not sufficient information to authoritatively relate Oracle vulnerability information to information provided by other parties.

Impact

An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.

Solution

Apply patches
This issue is corrected in the Oracle Critical Patch Update for January 2006.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Oracle CorporationAffected-20 Jan 2006
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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

References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported by Oracle and Joxean Koret.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2006-0283
  • Date Public: 17 Jan 2006
  • Date First Published: 20 Jan 2006
  • Date Last Updated: 20 Jan 2006
  • Severity Metric: 5.91
  • Document Revision: 22

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