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Category:   Application (Database)  >   Informix Vendors:   IBM
Informix Dynamic Server Buffer Overflow Disk Space Consumption Bug Lets Remote Authenticated Users Cause the Target Server to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038803
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038803
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-1310   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 29 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 12.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Informix Dynamic Server. A remote authenticated user can cause the target server to crash.

A remote authenticated user can send specially crafted data to trigger a buffer overflow and write large assertion fail files on the target server, consuming excessive disk space and causing the target server to crash.

Eddie Zhu from BEIJING DBSEC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can cause the target server to crash.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix (12.10.xC8W2).

The IBM advisory is available at:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22004930

Vendor URL:  www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22004930 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error, Resource error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (macOS/OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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