Firebird Configfile.cpp and check_msgs.epp buffer overflow

firebird-configfile-checkmsgs-bo (34201) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Firebird is vulnerable to a multiple unspecified buffer overflows in the Configfile.cpp and check_msgs.epp files. A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities using unspecified attack vectors to possibly execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service.


Base Score: 5.6
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 4.5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated


Gain Access


Apply the appropriate patch for your system. See References.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Wed May 09 2007 - 10:43:10 CDT : Multiple vulnerabilities.
  • Firebird Web site: Firebird - The RDBMS that's going where you're going.
  • BID-28478: Firebird Relational Database Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2007-2606: Multiple buffer overflows in Firebird 2.1 allow attackers to trigger memory corruption and possibly have other unspecified impact via certain input processed by (1) config\ConfigFile.cpp or (2) msgs\check_msgs.epp. NOTE: if ConfigFile.cpp reads a configuration file with restrictive permissions, then the ConfigFile.cpp vector may not cross privilege boundaries and perhaps should not be included in CVE.
  • DSA-1529: firebird -- multiple vulnerabilities
  • OSVDB ID: 37308: Firebird config\ConfigFile.cpp Unspecified Overflow
  • OSVDB ID: 37309: Firebird msgs\check_msgs.epp Unspecified Overflow
  • SA29501: Debian firebird2 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • FirebirdSQL Firebird 2.1


May 09, 2007

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