ZDI-10-032: SAP MaxDB Malformed Handshake Request Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2010-03-18T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:23406
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2010-03-18T00:00:00

Description

ZDI-10-032: SAP MaxDB Malformed Handshake Request Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-032 March 16, 2010

-- Affected Vendors: SAP

-- Affected Products: SAP MaxDB

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-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of SAP MaxDB. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the serv.exe process which listens by default on TCP port 7210. The process trusts a value from a handshake packet and uses it as a length when copying data to the stack. If provided a malicious value and packet data, this can be leveraged to execute arbitrary code under the context of the SYSTEM user.

-- Vendor Response: SAP states: A solution was provided via SAP note 1409425 (https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1409425)

-- Disclosure Timeline: 2009-11-09 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2010-03-16 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * AbdulAziz Hariri of Insight Technologies

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