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                   ESB-2003.0735 -- CIAC BULLETIN O-013
                     Buffer Overflow in Oracle Binary
                              22 October 2003


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                Oracle 9i/Database Release 2, Version 9.2.x
                        Oracle 9i/Database Release 1, Version 9.0.x
                        Oracle 8i/Database Release 8.1.x
Publisher:              CIAC
Impact:                 Increased Privileges
Access Required:        Existing Account

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                             INFORMATION BULLETIN

                        Buffer Overflow in Oracle Binary
                          [Oracle Security Alert #59]

October 21, 2003 17:00 GMT                                        Number O-013
PROBLEM:       A malicious local user may run code of their choice on the 
               server machine. 
PLATFORM:      All supported UNIX and Linux operating system variants 
               Oracle 9i/Database Release 2, Version 9.2.x 
               Oracle 9i/Database Release 1, Version 9.0.x 
               Oracle 8i/Database Release 8.1.x 
DAMAGE:        This buffer overflow may allow a malicious local user to run 
               code of their choice as the owner and group of these binaries, 
               typically the "oracle" user, and the "dba" group. 
SOLUTION:      Implement the workaround. 
               Note--an interim (one-off) patch for this issue will soon be 
               available. We will update this bulletin when the patch becomes 
VULNERABILITY  The risk is LOW. A local user must have a valid account on the 
ASSESSMENT:    operating system hosting the Oracle Database server. 
 CIAC BULLETIN:      http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/o-013.shtml 
 ORIGINAL BULLETIN:  http://otn.oracle.com/deploy/security/pdf/2003Alert59.pdf 


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