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Team SHATTER Security Advisory: Java Operating System command execution
From: Shatter <shatter () appsecinc com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 22:31:52 -0400

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AppSecInc Team SHATTER Security Advisory

Java Operating System command execution.

Risk Level:
High

Affected versions:
Sybase ASE 15.0, 15.5 and 15.7

Remote exploitable:
Yes

Credits:
This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Esteban Martinez
Fayo of Application Security Inc.

Details:
It is possible to execute Operating System commands using the Java call
Runtime.getRuntime().exec().

Impact:
Any low privileged database user can execute Operating System commands
on the Sybase server host with the privilege of the Sybase server
process.  The attack requires that Java is installed and enabled on
Sybase ASE.

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

Workaround:
There is no workaround for this vulnerability.

Fix:
Apply the following ESD depending on the Sybase ASE version:
15.0.3: ESD#4.1
15.5: ESD#5.1
15.7: ESD#1 Refresh 1, ESD#1 Refresh 2

Links:
https://www.teamshatter.com/?p=3909
http://www.sybase.com/detail?id=1098877
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Timeline:
Vendor Notification - 11/23/2011
Vendor Response - 12/01/2011
Fix - 7/25/2012
Public Disclosure - 10/04/2012


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http://www.appsecinc.com

About Application Security, Inc. 

AppSecInc is a pioneer and leading provider of database security
solutions for the enterprise. By providing strategic and scalable
software-only solutions - AppDetectivePro for auditors and IT
advisors, and DbProtect for the enterprise - AppSecInc supports the
database security lifecycle for some of the most complex and demanding
environments in the world across more than 1,300 active commercial and
government customers.

Leveraging the world's most comprehensive database security
knowledgebase from the company's renowned team of threat researchers,
TeamSHATTER, AppSecInc products help customers achieve unprecedented
levels of data security from nefarious or accidental activities, while
reducing overall risk and helping to ensure continuous regulatory and
industry compliance.

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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