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TeamSHATTER Security Advisory: Oracle Malformed Network Package Spins CPU
From: Shatter <shatter () appsecinc com>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 11:22:38 -0400
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TeamSHATTER Security Advisory
April 21, 2011
Oracle Database Server version 10gR1, 10gR2, 11gR1 and 11gR2 (on Windows platform)
This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Esteban Martinez Fayo of Application Security Inc.
Sending a specially crafted network packet to an Oracle Database during the connection before the user authentication
is performed it is possible to make the Oracle process consume all available CPU resources. To exploit this
vulnerability no authentication is needed, the attacker needs to know the SID or Service Name of the database.
It is possible to cause a denial of service on the Oracle process by sending a specially crafted network packet.
Vendor was contacted and a patch was released.
There is no workaround for this vulnerability.
Apply Oracle Critical Patch Update April 2011 available at Oracle Support.
Vendor Notification - 7/19/2010
Vendor Response - 7/23/2010
Fix - 4/19/2011
Public Disclosure - 4/19/2011
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