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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
IBM solidDB solid.exe Authentication Bypass Remote Code
6 April 2011
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM solidDB
Publisher: Zero Day Initiative
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2011-1560
Revision History: April 6 2011: Added CVE reference
April 4 2011: Initial Release
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IBM solidDB solid.exe Authentication Bypass Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
ZDI-11-115: April 1st, 2011
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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 ports 1315, 1964 and 2315. The authentication protocol allows a
remote attacker to specify the length of a password hash. By specifying a
minimum length the attacker can force the process to validate only the first
several bytes of the password hash. This can be abused to bypass authentication
to the database.
IBM has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be
2010-09-29 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2011-04-01 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by:
Tenable Network Security
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