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Team SHATTER Security Advisory: OracleRemExecService command execution via named pipe vulnerability
From: Shatter <shatter () appsecinc com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 15:35:19 -0500
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TeamSHATTER Security Advisory
January 20, 2011
Oracle Database Server version 10gR2, 11gR1 and 11gR2
This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Martin Rakhmanov of Application Security Inc.
It is possible to execute arbitrary operating system commands as localsystem when certain maintenance tasks are
For instance, when Database Configuration Assistant is invoked or Oracle Universal Installer is used to modify features.
These tools use a Windows service to execute various commands: the service itself relies on a named pipe to receive the
commands. The pipe handling is not secure enough resulting in the vulnerability.
It is possible for a local user to execute code as localsystem.
Vendor was contacted and a patch was released.
There is no workaround for this vulnerability. This vulnerability affects Windows platforms only.
Apply Oracle Critical Patch Update January 2011 available at Oracle Metalink.
Vendor Notification - 8/10/2010
Vendor Response - 8/11/2010
Fix - 1/18/2011
Public Disclosure - 1/20/2011
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