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Zero Day Initiative Advisory 10-125

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 10-125
Posted Jul 14, 2010
Authored by Tipping Point | Site zerodayinitiative.com

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 10-125 - This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of IBM solidDB. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the solid.exe process which listens by default on TCP port 1315. The code responsible for parsing the first handshake packet does not properly validate the length of the username field. By crafting an overly long value in the request an attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code under the context of the SYSTEM user.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, tcp
MD5 | b4f83ed5b962026d404a382439f4a61c

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 10-125

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ZDI-10-125: IBM SolidDB solid.exe Handshake Request Username Field Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-125
July 13, 2010

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

-- Affected Vendors:
IBM

-- Affected Products:
IBM solidDB

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 9983.
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:

http://www.tippingpoint.com

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

The specific flaw exists within the solid.exe process which listens by
default on TCP port 1315. The code responsible for parsing the first
handshake packet does not properly validate the length of the username
field. By crafting an overly long value in the request an attacker can
exploit this to execute arbitrary code under the context of the SYSTEM
user.

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

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21439148&myns=swgimgmt&mynp=OCSSPK3V&mync=R

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2010-06-30 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-07-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
* AbdulAziz Hariri and Zein Fneish Insight Technologies

-- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI):
Established by TippingPoint, The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) represents
a best-of-breed model for rewarding security researchers for responsibly
disclosing discovered vulnerabilities.

Researchers interested in getting paid for their security research
through the ZDI can find more information and sign-up at:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com

The ZDI is unique in how the acquired vulnerability information is
used. TippingPoint does not re-sell the vulnerability details or any
exploit code. Instead, upon notifying the affected product vendor,
TippingPoint provides its customers with zero day protection through
its intrusion prevention technology. Explicit details regarding the
specifics of the vulnerability are not exposed to any parties until
an official vendor patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the
altruistic aim of helping to secure a broader user base, TippingPoint
provides this vulnerability information confidentially to security
vendors (including competitors) who have a vulnerability protection or
mitigation product.

Our vulnerability disclosure policy is available online at:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/disclosure_policy/

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