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ASI Sybase Security Alert: Buffer overflow in DBCC CHECKVERIFY

Sybase Adaptive Server buffer overflow in DBCC CHECKVERIFY


To determine if you should apply this hot fix, download AppDetective for
Sybase from http://www.sybasesecurity.net/products/appdetective/sybase/.

Risk level: High

Threat: Allows a non-privileged login to gain full control of the server

Versions Affected: Sybase Adaptive Server 12.0 and 12.5

Sybase Adaptive Server provides a built-in function called DBCC
CHECKVERIFY. This function is used to verify the results of the most
recent run of DBCC CHECKSTORAGE.

DBCC CHECKVERIFY accepts a single parameter that is the name of the
database to check. DBCC CHECKVERIFY does not validate the length of the
string passed into the first parameter. This buffer overflow may allow
an attacker to run arbitrary code under the security context of the

Below is an example of overflowing the buffer using the SQL tool

1> declare @test varchar(16384)
2> select @test = replicate(?A?, 16384)
4> go

You should apply the following patches: - 11/14/2002 ESD#1 - 11/5/2002

These patches can be downloaded from http://downloads.sybase.com/swd/swx

Thank you,
Application Security, Inc.
phone: 212-490-6022
fax: 212-490-6456
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Application Security, Inc.

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detection), and protect (encryption) your most critical applications.