A vulnerability has been reported in ArcSDE, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially compromise a vulnerable system.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the ArcSDE giomgr process when using three tiered configurations. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted packet containing a numeric value with an ASCII representation larger than 8 bytes, sent to the ArcSDE server (by default port 5151/tcp).
Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.
The vulnerability is reported in ArcSDE 9.2, which reportedly is also bundled with ArcGIS. Other versions may also be affected.
Solution: Update to ArcSDE 9.2 Service Pack 3.
Provided and/or discovered by: Discovered by an anonymous person and reported via iDefense Labs.
Original Advisory: http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=577
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