[NEWS] Oracle Database Buffer Overflows and DoS Vulnerabilities in Public Procedures Of MDSYS.MD
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Oracle Database Buffer Overflows and DoS Vulnerabilities in Public
Procedures Of MDSYS.MD
Oracle Database Server provides the MDSYS.MD package that is used in the
Oracle Spatial component. These packages contain many public procedures
that are vulnerable to buffer overflow and denial of service attacks.
Oracle Database Server versions 8i, 9i and 10gR1
By default MDSYS.MD has EXECUTE permission to PUBLIC so any Oracle
database user can exploit this vulnerability. Exploitation of this
vulnerability allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code. It can also be
exploited to cause DOS (Denial of service) killing Oracle server process.
Vendor was contacted and a patch was released.
Restrict access to the MDSYS.MD package.
Apply Oracle Critical Patch Update January 2007 available at Oracle
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