IBM Informix SE /lib/sqlexec INFORMIXDIR environment variable buffer overflow

informix-sqlexec-bo (9219) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Informix Standard Edition (SE) is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the /lib/sqlexec program. By setting the INFORMIXDIR environment variable to more than 2023 bytes, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

No remedy available as of August 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM Informix SE 7.25

Reported:

May 29, 2002

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