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Multiple vulnerabilities in solidDB 06.00.1018



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                             Luigi Auriemma

Application:  IBM solidDB
              http://www.solidtech.com/en/products/relationaldatabasemanagementsoftware/embed.asp
Versions:     <= 06.00.1018
Platforms:    Windows (tested), Solaris, AIX, HP-UX and Linux
Bugs:         A] format string in logging function
              B] crash caused by arbitrary array index
              C] NULL pointer
              D] server termination through allocation error
Exploitation: remote
Date:         26 Mar 2008
Author:       Luigi Auriemma
              e-mail: aluigi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
              web:    aluigi.org


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1) Introduction
2) Bugs
3) The Code
4) Fix


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1) Introduction
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From vendor's website:
"solidDB 6 is a relational database designed for fast, always-on access
to data under high throughput conditions, to satisfy the real-time
demands of communications platforms and applications. It includes both
in-memory and on-disk engines, accessed by a single SQL interface."

This engine, originally developed by solid and now maintained by IBM,
is also used in the products of various vendors.


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2) Bugs
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A] format string in logging function
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The logging function used for keeping tracks of the various errors and
operations (like wrong logins) is affected by a format string
vulnerability exploitable for example using a malformed user or peer
name.


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B] crash caused by arbitrary array index
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A 32 bit number provided by the client is used on the server as an
index for reading some values in an array, a too big number can be used
to crash the server due to the access to invalid memory.


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C] NULL pointer
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A NULL pointer vulnerability can be exploited through the sending of a
specific type of packet.


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D] server termination through allocation error
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A malformed packet can be used to terminate the server with the error
message "Out of central memory" caused by the impossibility of
allocating a certain amount of memory.


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3) The Code
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http://aluigi.org/poc/soliduro.zip


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4) Fix
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No fix


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Luigi Auriemma
http://aluigi.org