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Team SHATTER Security Advisory
Oracle Database Buffer Overflow in SYS.DBMS_AQJMS_INTERNAL (DB15)
April 28, 2008
Oracle Database Server versions 9iR1, 9iR2 (188.8.131.52 and previous
patchsets) and 10gR1
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.DBMS_AQJMS_INTERNAL package.
This package contains the procedures AQ$_REGISTER and AQ$_UNREGISTER
which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks.
Any Oracle database user with EXECUTE privilege on the package
SYS.DBMS_AQJMS_INTERNAL can exploit this vulnerability. By default,
users granted EXECUTE_CATALOG_ROLE, AQ_ADMINISTRATOR_ROLE or
AQ_USER_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
Vendor was contacted and a patch was released.
Restrict access to the SYS.DBMS_AQJMS_INTERNAL package.
Apply Oracle Critical Patch Update April 2008 available at Oracle Metalink.
Vendor Notification - 2/22/2005
Fix - 04/15/2008
Public Disclosure - 04/28/2008
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