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Secunia Security Advisory 21677

Secunia Security Advisory 21677
Posted Aug 30, 2006
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Oliver Karow has reported a vulnerability in MaxDB, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 21677

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TITLE:
MaxDB WebDBM Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA21677

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/21677/

CRITICAL:
Moderately critical

IMPACT:
System access

WHERE:
>From local network

SOFTWARE:
MaxDB 7.x
http://secunia.com/product/4012/

DESCRIPTION:
Oliver Karow has reported a vulnerability in MaxDB, which can be
exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in WebDBM when
processing database names. This can be exploited to cause a buffer
overflow via an HTTP request containing an overly long database
name.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code with
privileges of the "wahttp" process.

The vulnerability has been reported in version 7.6.00.22. Other
versions may also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 7.6.00.31 or later.
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/maxdb/7.6.00.html

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Oliver Karow, Symantec.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Symantec:
http://www.symantec.com/enterprise/research/SYMSA-2006-009.txt

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