TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Oracle GoldenGate Veridata Server XML SOAP Request Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-019: January 18th, 2011


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Vulnerability Details

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

The specific flaw exists within the way the application parses an XML soap request used for authorization to the management site. While copying string data from a tag into a buffer, the application will terminate the copy only when the byte being copied is of the value 0x20. By crafting a large enough string without this terminator, an attacker can exploit this to execute remote code under the context of the application.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2010-06-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2011-01-18 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod