TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Oracle Audit Vault av.action Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-017: January 18th, 2011


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Audit Vault

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Oracle Audit Vault. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The flaw exists within the av component which listens by default on TCP port 5700. When handling an action.execute request the process evaluates code provided as a parameter without proper validation. This allows for creation of arbitrary objects. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the oracle user.

Vendor Response

Oracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2010-09-29 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2011-01-18 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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