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TeamSHATTER Security Advisory: SQL Injection Vulnerability in Oracle DROP INDEX for spatial datatypes
From: Shatter <shatter () appsecinc com>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 11:39:51 -0400

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TeamSHATTER Security Advisory

October 20, 2011

Risk Level:
High

Affected versions:
Oracle Database Server version 10gR1, 10gR2, 11gR1 and 11gR2

Remote exploitable:
No

Credits:
This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Martin Rakhmanov of Application Security Inc.

Details:
Oracle Database supports spatial datatypes. A SQL Injection vulnerability exists in the handling of spatial indexes. 
Users with create table and create procedure privileges can elevate their privileges to SYSDBA (CVE-2011-3512).

Impact:
Privilege escalation to SYSDBA.

Vendor Status:
Vendor was contacted and a patch was released.

Workaround:
There is no workaround for this vulnerability.

Fix:
Apply Oracle Critical Patch Update October 2011 available at Oracle Support.

CVE:
CVE-2011-3512

Links:
http://www.teamshatter.com/topics/general/team-shatter-exclusive/sql-injection-vulnerability-in-oracle-drop-index-for-spatial-datatypes/
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2011-330135.html

Timeline:
Vendor Notification - 04/21/2011
Vendor Response - 04/26/2011
Fix - 10/18/2011
Public Disclosure - 10/20/2011

Application Security, Inc's database security solutions have helped over 2000 organizations secure their databases from 
all internal and external threats while also ensuring that those organizations meet or exceed regulatory compliance and 
audit requirements.

Disclaimer: The information in the advisory is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing based on currently 
available information. Use of the information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are no 
warranties with regard to this information. Neither the author nor the publisher accepts any liability for any direct, 
indirect, or consequential loss or damage arising from use of, or reliance on, this information.
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