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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: IBM Informix Dynamic Server SET COLLATION
26 September 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Informix Dynamic Server
Operating System: AIX
Mac OS X
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
Denial of Service -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2012-3334
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Security Bulletin: IBM Informix Dynamic Server SET COLLATION vulnerability
IBM Database Add-Ins for Visual Studio
AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, Windows
A stack-based buffer overflow in IBM Informix Dynamic Server 11.50 and 11.70
could allow code execution.
The specific flaw exists when processing the arguments to the SET COLLATION
statement. Exploitation can result in arbitrary code execution with the
privileges of the database server.
CVE ID: CVE-2012-3334
Authenticated users may be able to send a message to the Informix
database that will crash the server, or cause arbitrary code execution with
CVSS Base Score: 9
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/78277 for the current score CVSS
Environmental Score*: Undefined CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Affected releases: 11.50 any version prior to 11.50.xC9W2; 11.70 any version
prior to 11.70.xC5
REMEDIATION: Upgrade to a version of Informix Dynamic Server with the fix
(11.50.xC9W2 or later; 11.70.xC5 or later). Please contact support to request
delivery of the current version. A current support agreement is required.
Workaround(s): None known.
Mitigation(s): None known.
Complete CVSS Guide
On-Line Calculator V2
X-Force Vulnerability Database
*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will
ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of
this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the
Reference section of this Flash.
Note: According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST),
the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard
designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and
priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY
OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT
OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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