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Category:   Application (Database)  >   Firebird Vendors:   firebird.sourceforge.net
Firebird Buffer Overflow in Processing 'username' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019277
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019277
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0467   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 1 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jan 28 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.1 RC1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Firebird. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted 'username' value to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

Alex Peshkov reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://tracker.firebirdsql.org/browse/CORE-1603

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.0.4, 2.1 RC1).

The Firebird advisory is available at:

http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?group_id=9028&release_id=570800

Vendor URL:  www.firebirdsql.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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