Progress Database 8.3/9.1 - Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

ID EDB-ID:21117
Type exploitdb
Reporter kf
Modified 2001-10-05T00:00:00


Progress Database 8.3/9.1 Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerability. CVE-2001-1127. Local exploits for multiple platform


Progress is a commercial database for Microsoft Windows and Unix systems.

Locally exploitable buffer overflows are prevalent throughout many Progress Database programs. This is largely due to insufficient bounds checking of data which is externally supplied to strcpy functions.

These problems could be exploited to allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code on a host with the privileges of each individual affected program.

This situation could be leveraged by the attacker to gain root privileges on the host.