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iDefense Security Advisory 01.13.09: Oracle Database 10g R2 Summary Advisor Arbitrary File Rewrite Vulnerability
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iDefense Security Advisory 01.12.09
Jan 12, 2009
Oracle Database Server is a family of database products that range from
personal databases to enterprise solutions. Further information is
available at the following URL:
Local exploitation of an arbitrary file rewrite vulnerability in Oracle
Corp.'s Oracle Database 10g Release 2 database product allows attackers
to gain elevated privileges.
The vulnerability exists in a function that allows a user with an
authenticated session to create any file or rewrite any files to which
the database account has access.
Successful exploitation allows the attacker to gain database account
privilege. On Linux and Unix systems the database account is usually
'oracle' while on Windows systems it is the 'SYSTEM' account. To
exploit this vulnerability, the attacker must create a session and
execute the privileged procedure.
iDefense has confirmed the existence of this vulnerability in Oracle
Database 10g Release 2 version 10.2.0.3.0 on 32-bit Linux platform and
Windows platform. Previous versions may also be affected. Oracle
Database 11g Release 1 version 126.96.36.199.0 is not affected by this
iDefense is currently unaware of any workaround for this issue.
VI. VENDOR RESPONSE
Oracle has released a patch which addresses this issue. For more
information, consult their advisory at the following URL.
VII. CVE INFORMATION
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the
name CVE-2008-3997 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in
the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org/), which standardizes names for
VIII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
03/24/2008 - Initial Vendor Notification
03/25/2008 - Initial Vendor Response
11/24/2008 - Status update from Vendor
01/12/2009 - Coordinated Public Disclosure
This vulnerability was reported to iDefense by Code Audit Labs
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