IBM Informix SE /lib/sqlexec INFORMIXDIR environment variable buffer overflow
|informix-sqlexec-bo (9219)||High Risk|
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.
No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Wed May 29 2002 - 18:32:51 CDT: Informix SE-7.25 /lib/sqlexec Vulnerability.
- IBM Web site: Informix SE.
- BID-4891: IBM Informix SE sqlexec Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0905: Buffer overflow in sqlexec for Informix SE-7.25 allows local users to gain root privileges via a long INFORMIXDIR environment variable.
- OSVDB ID: 10134: IBM Informix sqlexec INFORMIXDIR Environment Variable Local Overflow
- IBM Informix SE 7.25
May 29, 2002
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