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Oracle Database Multiple Vulnerabilities


Release Date:  2011-01-19    Last Update:  2011-01-31    Views:  5,885

Secunia Advisory SA42895


From remote


Cross Site Scripting, Manipulation of data, Exposure of sensitive information, Privilege escalation, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):


Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Oracle Database, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose potentially sensitive information, manipulate certain data, and gain escalated privileges, by malicious users to conduct SQL injection attacks, by malicious users and malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information, manipulate certain data, and by malicious people to conduct cross-site request forgery attacks and compromise a vulnerable system.

1) An input sanitisation error exists in the Enterprise Manager Grid Control.

For more information see vulnerability #1:

2) An error exists in the "Cluster Verify Utility" component when executing certain commands via named pipes. This can be exploited to e.g. execute arbitrary commands with LocalSystem privileges.

NOTE: This vulnerability affects Windows platforms only.

3) The Administrator web console of the "Database Vault" component allows users to perform certain actions via HTTP requests without performing any validity checks to verify the requests. This can be exploited to perform certain unspecified actions by tricking a logged-in administrative user into visiting a malicious web site.

4) Input passed to the mdsys.reset_inprog_index() procedure is not properly sanitised before being used. This can be exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting arbitrary SQL code.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability requires "Execute on MDSYS procedures" privileges.

5) An unspecified error in the "Scheduler Agent" component can be exploited by authenticated users to gain read, insert, and delete access to a subset of accessible data by the component and perform an unauthorized update.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability requires "Valid User" privileges and multiple authentications.

6) The Administrator web console of the "Database Vault" component does not properly restrict access to the ORACLE_HOME/dv/jlib/dva_webapp/dva_webapp/images/dvcache directory, which contains .gif files containing Session IDs in their names generated by the "Monitor" web page. This can be exploited to disclose the .gif files and e.g. impersonate other users.

The vulnerabilities are reported in the following products:
* Oracle Database 11g Release 2, version
* Oracle Database 11g Release 1, version
* Oracle Database 10g Release 2, versions,, and
* Oracle Database 10g Release 1, version

Apply updates (please see the vendor's advisory for details).

Provided and/or discovered by:
2) Martin Rakhmanov, Application Security Inc.
4) Sumit Siddharth
3, 6) Esteban Martínez Fayó, Application Security Inc.

It is currently unclear who reported the other vulnerabilities as the Oracle Critical Patch Update for January 2011 only provides a bundled list of credits. This section will be updated when/if the original reporter provides more information.

Original Advisory:

Application Security Inc:

Sumit Siddharth:

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