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Category:   Application (Database)  >   Ingres Database Vendors:   Ingres Corporation
Ingres Database Heap Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018278
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3334   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 22 2007
Original Entry Date:  Jun 21 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0.3, 2.6, 2.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Ingres Database. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger a heap overflow in the Communications Server (iigcc.exe) or the Data Access Server (iigcd.exe) components and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with system level privileges.

Only Windows-based systems are affected.

Some CA products include this database and are affected.

iDefense reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system with System level privileges.
Solution:   The vendor has reportedly issued a fix.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  iDefense Security Advisory 06.21.07: Ingres Database Multiple Heap

Ingres Database Multiple Heap Corruption Vulnerabilities

iDefense Security Advisory 06.21.07
Jun 21, 2007


Ingres is the database backend used by default in several CA products.
The SCM (Secure Content Manager) is one of the products that uses
Ingres. The SCM use Ingres to store quarantined virii and blocked HTTP
requests/replies. For more information visit the following URLs.


Remote exploitation of multiple heap overflow vulnerabilities in Ingres
Database Server as distributed with Computer Associates International
Inc.'s (CA) products may allow attackers to execute arbitrary code with
SYSTEM privileges.

The vulnerabilities exist in the Communications Server (iigcc.exe) and
Data Access Server (iigcd.exe) components of Ingres. The Communications
Server is the main component responsible for receiving and handling
requests from the network. The Data Access Server is responsible for
handling requests from the Ingres JDBC Driver and .NET data providers.
These requests are decoded into Ingres internal formats and passed on
to other components of the database server.

The application does not properly validate the length of attacker
supplied data before copying it into a fixed size heap buffer. This
leads to an exploitable condition.


Exploitation allows an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary
code with SYSTEM privileges.

In order to exploit this vulnerability an attacker would have to send a
malformed request to the database server. This requires the ability to
establish a TCP session on port 10916 (iigcc) or 10923 (iigcd).

Exploitation has been demonstrated to be trivial.


iDefense has confirmed the existence of this vulnerability in Ingres
Database 3.0.3 as included with CA eTrust Secure Content Manager r8 on
Windows. Previous versions may also be affected. In addition, any
application that uses the Ingres Database may be vulnerable.


Employing firewalls or other access control methods can effectively
reduce exposure to this vulnerability.


CA has made fixes available for all supported CA products that embed
Ingres. For more information consult CA's Security Alert at the
following URL.


The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the
name CVE-2007-3334 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in
the CVE list (, which standardizes names for
security problems.


01/16/2007  Initial vendor notification
01/17/2007  Initial vendor response
06/21/2007  Coordinated public disclosure


The discoverer of this vulnerability wishes to remain anonymous.

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