A vulnerability has been reported in MaxDB, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.
The vulnerability is caused due to the "dbmsrv" application improperly checking the "PATH" environment variable when executed via "dbmcli". This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code with "sdb" user privileges and "sdba" group privileges via a specially crafted "PATH".
The vulnerability is reported in version 7.6.03.15 on Linux. Other versions may also be affected.
Solution: The vendor has released a new version that fixes the vulnerability. Consult SAP Note 1178438 for more information.
Provided and/or discovered by: anonymous researcher, reported via iDefense
Original Advisory: http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=729
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