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Team SHATTER Security Advisory
Oracle Database SQL Injection in
November 12, 2008
Oracle Database Server versions 10gR1, 10gR2 and 11gR1
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This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Esteban Mart=C3=ADnez
Fay=C3=B3 of Application Security Inc.
The PL/SQL package DBMS_CDC_PUBLISH owned by SYS has an instance of
SQL Injection in the ALTER_AUTOLOG_CHANGE_SOURCE procedure. A
malicious user can call the vulnerable procedure of this package with
specially crafted parameters and execute SQL statements with the
elevated privileges of the SYS user.
Any Oracle database user with EXECUTE privilege on the package
SYS.DBMS_CDC_PUBLISH can exploit this vulnerability. By default, users
granted EXECUTE_CATALOG_ROLE have the required privilege. Exploitation
of this vulnerability allows an attacker to execute SQL commands with
Vendor was contacted and a patch was released.
Restrict access to the SYS.DBMS_CDC_PUBLISH package.
Apply Oracle Critical Patch Update October 2008 available at Oracle
Vendor Notification - 3/20/2008
Vendor Response - 3/24/2008
Fix - 10/14/2008
Public Disclosure - 11/11/2008
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