ZDI-11-238: Oracle Secure Backup validate_login Command Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2011-07-25T00:00:00


ZDI-11-238: Oracle Secure Backup validate_login Command Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability


July 21, 2011

-- CVE ID: CVE-2011-2261

-- CVSS: 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

-- Affected Vendors: Oracle

-- Affected Products: Oracle Secure Backup

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

The specific flaw exists within the validate_login function defined within /apache/htdocts/php/common.php. The username parameter is passed with limited sanitization to an exec_qr call which can be abused to inject commands. The sanitation that does occur can limit the exploitation of this issue, however code execution can likely still be achieved. Successful attempts will yield remote code execution under the context of the apache server.

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


-- Disclosure Timeline: 2011-04-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2011-07-21 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Tenable Network Security

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