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Category:   Application (Database)  >   Oracle Database Vendors:   Oracle
Oracle Database Bug in Spatial Component Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Full Control
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027994
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-3220   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 16 2013
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s):,,,,,; and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Oracle Database. A remote authenticated user can gain full control of the target system.

A remote authenticated user with Create Table privileges can gain full control of the target system on Windows-based systems. On Linux/UNIX-based systems, the remote authenticated user can gain partial control.

The Spatial component is affected.

The following researchers reported this and other Oracle vulnerabilities:

Alexandr Polyakov of Digital Security; an Anonymous Reporter of TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative; Benjamin Toews of Neohapsis, Inc.; CERT/CC; David Byrne of Trustwave SpiderLabs; Dmitriy Pletnev, Secunia Research.; Esteban Martinez Fayo of Application
Security, Inc.; Frank Stuart; Greg Jenkins of NCC Group; Juan Pablo Perez Etchegoyen of Onapsis; Martin Rakhmanov of Application Security, Inc.; Pavel Toporkov of Positive Technologies; Piyush Mittal; Qinglin Jiang of Application Security, Inc.;
and Travis Emmert.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user with Create Table privileges can gain control of the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, described in their January 2013 Critical Patch Update advisory.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), UNIX (Tru64), Windows (NT), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (2008), Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

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