CERT® Advisory CA-2003-05 Multiple Vulnerabilities in Oracle ServersOriginal release date: February 19, 2003
Last revised: Fri Feb 21 15:39:12 EST 2003
A complete revision history can be found at the end of this file.
Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Oracle software that may lead to execution of arbitrary code; the ability to read, modify, or delete information stored in underlying Oracle databases; or denial of service. All of these vulnerabilites were discovered by Next Generation Security Software Ltd.
Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Oracle software products. The majority of these vulnerabilities are buffer overflows.Oracle has published Security Alerts describing these vulnerabilities. If you use Oracle products listed in the "Systems Affected" section of this document, we strongly encourage you to review the following Oracle Security Alerts and apply patches as appropriate:
II. ImpactDepending on the vulnerability being exploited, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code; read, modify, or delete information stored in underlying Oracle databases; or cause a denial of service. The vulnerabilities in "ORACLE.EXE" (VU#953746) and the WebDAV modules (VU#849993, VU#511194) may be exploited prior to authentication.
Apply a patchSolutions for specific vulnerabilities can be found in the above referenced Oracle Security Alerts, NGSSoftware Insight Security Research Advisories, and individual CERT/CC Vulnerability Notes.
Mitigation StrategiesUntil a patch can be applied, the CERT/CC recommends that vulnerable sites
Appendix A. Vendor Information
This appendix contains information provided by vendors. When vendors report new information, this section is updated and the changes are noted in the revision history. If a vendor is not listed below, we have not received their comments.
Appendix B. References
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February 19, 2003: Initial release February 21, 2003: Revised description