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   IBM SolidDB solid.exe Handshake Request Username Field Vulnerability
                               23 July 2010


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           SolidDB
Publisher:         Zero Day Initiative
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Administrator Compromise -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2010-2771  

Original Bulletin: 

Revision History:  July 23 2010: Added CVE reference
                   July 14 2010: Initial Release

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IBM SolidDB solid.exe Handshake Request Username Field Remote Code Execution

   ZDI-10-125: July 13th, 2010

CVSS Score

   10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected Vendors


Affected Products


TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection

   TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by
   Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 9983. For further product
   information on the TippingPoint IPS:


Vulnerability Details

   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

Vendor Response

   IBM has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details
   can be found at:


Disclosure Timeline

   2010-06-30 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
   2010-07-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory


   This vulnerability was discovered by:
   AbdulAziz Hariri and Zein Fneish Insight Technologies

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