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ZDI-11-153: Embarcadero Interbase connect Request Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-153: Embarcadero Interbase connect Request Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability


April 29, 2011

-- CVSS:
10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

-- Affected Vendors:

-- Affected Products:
Embarcadero Interbase

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-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Borland Interbase. Authentication is not
required to exploit these vulnerabilities.

The specific flaws exists within the database service, ibserver.exe,
which binds to TCP port 3050. When a specially crafted "connect" (opcode
0x01) message is sent a stack-based buffer overflow can occur. If
properly exploited this can lead to remote compromise of the system with
SYSTEM credentials.

-- Vendor Response:

Embarcadero states:
This issue is now resolved in InterBase XE update 2. This update is
available from http://cc.embarcadero.com/reg/interbase. On that page,
there are multiple downloads which contain this fix. Below are the
descriptions of all the downloads that have this fix. Note that each
description has two downloads, one for English and one for Japanese.

InterBase XE 64-bit Update 2 ( for Windows

InterBase XE Update 2 ( for Linux

InterBase XE 32-bit Update 2 ( for Windows

The readme document in the download has a list of defects resolved.

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-02-04 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2011-04-29 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
    * Anonymous

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