SQL Server 2000 and Jet Engine OpenDataSource() buffer overflow

mssql-jet-ods-bo (9375) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Access 2000, and Access 2002 installed with Microsoft Jet 4.0 database engine is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the OpenDataSource() function. By sending a specially-crafted SQL query containing the OpenDataSource() function, a remote attacker can overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system.


Gain Privileges


For vulnerability detection:

Enable the following checks in the ISS Protection Platform:

For Virtual Patch:

Enable the following checks in the ISS Protection Platform:

Block or restrict the following Ports in the ISS Protection Platform as appropriate to the environment:
Port 1433

For Manual Protection:

Upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft Jet database engine (4.0 SP6 or later), as listed in NGSSoftware Insight Security Research Advisory #NISR19062002. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Access 2000
  • Microsoft Access 2002
  • Microsoft Jet 4.0
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000


May 27, 2002

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