ASI Sybase Security Alert: Buffer overflow in DROP DATABASE

From: Aaron C. Newman (Application Security, Inc.) (anewman@APPSECINC.COM)
Date: 11/27/02

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    Date:         Wed, 27 Nov 2002 14:12:01 -0500
    From: "Aaron C. Newman (Application Security, Inc.)" <anewman@APPSECINC.COM>
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    Sybase Adaptive Server buffer overflow in DROP DATABASE

    http://www.appsecinc.com/resources/alerts/sybase/02-0002.html

    To determine if youshould apply this hot fix, download AppDetective for
    Sybase from http://www.sybasesecurity.net/products/appdetective/sybase/.

    Risk level: High

    Threat: Allows a non-privileged login to gain full control of the server

    Versions Affected: Sybase Adaptive Server 12.0 and 12.5

    Summary:
    The built-in function DROP DATABASE contains a buffer overflow that may
    allow an attacker to overwrite the stack and execute arbitrary code
    under the security context of the server. Any valid login in Sybase is
    able to execute this function.

    Details:
    Sybase Adaptive Server provides a built-in function called DROP
    DATABASE. This function is used to remove a database from the server.

    DROP DATABASE accepts a single parameter that is the name of the
    database to remove. DROP DATABASE does not validate the length of the
    string passed into the first parameter. This buffer overflow may allow
    an attacker to run arbitrary code under the security context of the
    database.

    Below is an example of overflowing the buffer using the SQL tool
    isql.exe.

    1> declare @test varchar(16384)
    2> select @test = replicate(A, 16384)
    3> DROP DATABASE @test
    4> go

    Fix:
    You should apply the following patches:
    12.5.0.2 - 11/14/2002
    12.0.0.6 ESD#1 - 11/5/2002

    These patches can be downloaded from http://downloads.sybase.com/swd/swx

    Thank you,
    support@appsecinc.com
    Application Security, Inc.
    phone: 212-490-6022
    fax: 212-490-6456
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