IBM Informix Dynamic Server oninit.exe buffer overflow

ibm-ids-oninit-bo (62619) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

IBM Informix Dynamic Server is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the logging function in oninit.exe. By sending a specially-crafted request to TCP port 9088 or 1526, a remote authenticated attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM level privileges or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 9
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) (11.50.xC1 or 11.10.xC2W2 or later), available from the IBM Web site. See References.

References:

  • IBM Web site: Informix Dynamic Server (IDS).
  • ZDI-10-216: IBM Informix Dynamic Server oninit.exe EXPLAIN Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • BID-44192: IBM Informix Dynamic Server 'oninit.exe' Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-4053: Stack-based buffer overflow in an unspecified logging function in oninit.exe in IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) 11.10 before 11.10.xC2W2 and 11.50 before 11.50.xC1 allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via a crafted EXPLAIN directive, aka idsdb00154125 and idsdb00154243.
  • OSVDB ID: 68705: IBM Informix Dynamic Server oninit.exe Logging Function Remote Overflow
  • SA41913: IBM Informix Dynamic Server oninit.exe Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM Informix Dynamic Server 11.10
  • IBM Informix Dynamic Server 11.10.xC2

Reported:

Oct 18, 2010

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