ZDI-08-012: IBM Informix Dynamic Server Authentication Password Stack Overflow Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2008-03-15T00:00:00


ZDI-08-012: IBM Informix Dynamic Server Authentication Password Stack Overflow Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-012 March 13, 2008

-- CVE ID: CVE-2008-0727

-- Affected Vendors: IBM

-- Affected Products: IBM 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 not required to exploit this vulnerability.

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 supplied user password. An attacker can provide a overly long password and overflow a stack based buffer resulting in arbitrary code execution.

-- Vendor Response: IBM has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1IC55210 http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1IC55209

-- Disclosure Timeline: 2007-11-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2008-03-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Anonymous

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