Monday, July 19, 2010

Vulnerability in IBM SolidDB

IBM has released a fix for IBM solidDB to address a remotely exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability. This vulnerability can be exploited by an unauthenticated remote attacker to execute arbitrary code and potentially gain administrative access. The relevant Fix Pack is available from the second References section link below.

From IBM's bulletin:
"This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of IBM solidDB. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the solid.exe process which listens by default on TCP port 1315. The code responsible for parsing the first handshake packet does not properly validate the length of the username field. By crafting an overly long value in the request an attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code under the context of the SYSTEM user."


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