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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2009.0132 -- [Win]
MS09-004 - Vulnerability in Microsoft SQL Server Could Allow
Remote Code Execution
11 February 2009
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: SQL Server
Operating System: Windows
Impact: Administrator Compromise
CVE Names: CVE-2008-5416
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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-004 - Important
Vulnerability in Microsoft SQL Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Published: February 10, 2009
This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in
Microsoft SQL Server. The vulnerability could allow remote code
execution if untrusted users access an affected system or if a SQL
injection attack occurs to an affected system. Systems with SQL Server
7.0 Service Pack 4, SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3, and SQL Server
2008 are not affected by this issue.
This security update is rated Important for supported releases of SQL
Server 2000, SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, Microsoft SQL Server 2000
Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000), SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, Microsoft
SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (WMSDE), and Windows Internal Database
(WYukon). For more information, see the subsection, Affected and
Non-Affected Software, in this section.
The security update addresses the vulnerability by validating input
parameters passed to an extended stored procedure. For more information
about the vulnerability, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section,
This security update also addresses the vulnerability first described
in Microsoft Security Advisory 961040.
Recommendation. Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update at
the earliest opportunity.
SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4
SQL Server 2000 Itanium-based Edition Service Pack 4
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2
SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
SQL Server 2005 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000) Service Pack 4
SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 2
SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services Service Pack 2
SQL Server sp_replwritetovarbin Limited Memory Overwrite Vulnerability -
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that SQL Server
checks parameters in the "sp_replwritetovarbin" extended stored procedure.
The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if untrusted users
have access to an affected system or if a SQL injection vulnerability
exists on an affected system. An attacker who successfully exploited this
vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An
attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or
create new accounts.
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