Advisory Details

March 13th, 2008

IBM Informix Dynamic Server DBPATH Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-08-011
ZDI-CAN-254

CVE ID CVE-2008-0727
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS IBM
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Informix
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VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on systems with vulnerable installations of IBM's Informix Dynamic Server. User interaction is not required to exploit this vulnerability. Authentication is required in that an attacker must have database connection priviliges.

The specific flaw exists in the oninit.exe process that listens by default on TCP port 1526. During authentication, the process does not validate the length of the DBPATH variable. An attacker can provide a overly long variable name and overflow a global buffer, overwriting function pointers leading to arbitrary code execution.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

IBM has released an update available at the following URLs:

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1IC55208
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1IC55207


DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2007-11-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2008-03-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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