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Category:   Application (Database)  >   Informix Vendors:   IBM
IBM Informix Client SDK Integer Overflow in Processing '.nfx' Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022985
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022985
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-3691   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Oct 14 2009
Original Entry Date:  Oct 5 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): IBM Informix Client SDK 3.0 and IBM Informix Connect Runtime 3.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Informix. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted '.nfx' file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an integer overflow in setnet32 and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The original advisory and demonstration exploit code are available at:

http://retrogod.altervista.org/9sg_ibm_setnet32.html

Nine:Situations:Group::bruiser reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a '.nfx' file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.ibm.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2003), Windows (2008), Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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