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Subject: UNIRAS Brief - 581/03 -CIAC BULLETIN O-013 - Buffer Overflow in
Oracle Binary


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   UNIRAS (UK Govt CERT) Briefing Notice - 581/03 dated 22.10.03  Time: 13:55
 UNIRAS is part of NISCC(National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre)
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Buffer Overflow in Oracle Binary.

A malicious local user may run code of their choice on the server machine.
An interim (one-off) patch for this issue will soon be available. 

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                             INFORMATION BULLETIN

                        Buffer Overflow in Oracle Binary
                          [Oracle Security Alert #59]

October 21, 2003 17:00 GMT                                        Number O-013
PROBLEM:       A malicious local user may run code of their choice on the 
               server machine. 
PLATFORM:      All supported UNIX and Linux operating system variants 
               Oracle 9i/Database Release 2, Version 9.2.x 
               Oracle 9i/Database Release 1, Version 9.0.x 
               Oracle 8i/Database Release 8.1.x 
DAMAGE:        This buffer overflow may allow a malicious local user to run 
               code of their choice as the owner and group of these binaries, 
               typically the "oracle" user, and the "dba" group. 
SOLUTION:      Implement the workaround. 
               Note--an interim (one-off) patch for this issue will soon be 
               available. We will update this bulletin when the patch becomes 
VULNERABILITY  The risk is LOW. A local user must have a valid account on the 
ASSESSMENT:    operating system hosting the Oracle Database server. 
 CIAC BULLETIN:      http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/o-013.shtml 
 ORIGINAL BULLETIN:  http://otn.oracle.com/deploy/security/pdf/2003Alert59.pdf 

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