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AppSecInc Team SHATTER Security Advisory Privilege escalation via internal sql injection in RESTORE DATABASE command. Risk Level: Medium Affected versions: Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2 Remote exploitable: Yes Credits: This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Martin Rakhmanov of Application Security Inc. Details: RESTORE DATABASE command is prone to internal sql injection allowing malicious users to run SQL code with highest privileges. To exploit this vulnerability an attacker must possess CREATE DATABASE privilege to be able to create and restore database. Impact: Users having CREATE DATABASE permission can become system administrators. Vendor Status: Vendor was contacted and a patch was released for Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Workaround: Revoke CREATE DATABASE privilege from untrusted users. Fix: Microsoft SQL Server 2005: no fix planned. Microsoft SQL Server 2008: apply Service Pack 3. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2: no fix planned. Links: https://www.teamshatter.com/?p=3373 Timeline: Vendor Notification - 2011-05-10 Vendor Response - 2011-05-11 Fix - 2011-11-06 Public Disclosure - 2012-04-11 - - -- _____________________________________________ Copyright (c) 2012 Application Security, Inc. http://www.appsecinc.com Application Security, Inc's database security solutions have helped over 2000 organizations secure their databases from all internal and external threats while also ensuring that those organizations meet or exceed regulatory compliance and audit requirements. Disclaimer: The information in the advisory is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing based on currently available information. Use of the information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are no warranties with regard to this information. Neither the author nor the publisher accepts any liability for any direct, indirect, or consequential loss or damage arising from use of, or reliance on, this information.