Objectivity/DB operations security bypass

objectivity-operations-sec-bypass (64699) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Objectivity/DB could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by various administrative operations being performed by some components without having authentication. By sending commands to TCP ports 6779 and 6780, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information or shutdown the application server.


Base Score: 6.4
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 5
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Bypass Security


Refer to Objectivity Web site for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.


  • Objectivity Web site: Objectivity/DB.
  • Offensive Security Exploit Database [01-14-2011]: Objectivity/DB Lack of Authentication Remote Exploit.
  • BID-45803: Objectivity/DB Administration Database Tools Remote Command Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2011-0489: The server components in Objectivity/DB 10.0 do not require authentication for administrative commands, which allows remote attackers to modify data, obtain sensitive information, or cause a denial of service by sending requests over TCP to (1) the Lock Server or (2) the Advanced Multithreaded Server, as demonstrated by commands that are ordinarily sent by the (a) ookillls and (b) oostopams applications. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
  • OSVDB ID: 70424: Objectivity/DB Multiple Administrative Operations Authentication Bypass
  • SA42901: Objectivity/DB Administrative Operations Security Issue
  • US-CERT VU#782567: Objectivity/DB administration tools lack authentication

Platforms Affected:

  • Objectivity, Inc. Objectivity/DB R10


Jan 14, 2011

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