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ESRI ArcSDE Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2007-08-16    Views:  9,277

Secunia Advisory SA26452

Where:

From local network

Impact:

DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


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

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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