Advisory Details

January 14th, 2009

Oracle TimesTen evtdump Remote Format String Vulnerability

ZDI-09-004
ZDI-CAN-300

CVE ID CVE-2008-5440
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Oracle
AFFECTED PRODUCTS TimesTen
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 6052. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Oracle TimesTen. User interaction is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists in the evtdump CGI module, which is used to write to an internal log file. The parameter 'msg' does not properly sanitize format string tokens and can be exploited to execute arbitrary code.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Oracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/critical-patch-updates/cpujan2009.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2008-04-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2009-01-14 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Joxean Koret
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