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Team SHATTER Security Advisory
Oracle Database Buffer Overflow in SYS.KUPF$FILE_INT.GET_FULL_FILENAME
April 28, 2008
Oracle Database Server versions 9iR2, 10gR1, 10gR2 and 11gR1
Yes (Authentication to Database Server is needed)
This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Esteban Mart=EDnez
Fay=F3 of Application Security Inc.
Oracle Database Server provides the SYS.KUPF$FILE_INT package. This
package contains the procedure GET_FULL_FILENAME which is vulnerable to
buffer overflow attacks.
Any Oracle database user with EXECUTE privilege on the package
SYS.KUPF$FILE_INT can exploit this vulnerability. By default, users
granted EXECUTE_CATALOG_ROLE have the required privilege. Exploitation
of this vulnerability allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code. It
can also be exploited to cause DoS (Denial of service) killing the
Oracle server process.
Vendor was contacted and a patch was released.
Restrict access to the SYS.KUPF$FILE_INT package.
Apply Oracle Critical Patch Update April 2008 available at Oracle Metalink.
Vendor Notification - 8/24/2007
Vendor Response - 8/29/2007
Fix - 4/15/2008
Public Disclosure - 4/28/2008
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