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Category:   Application (Database)  >   Informix Vendors:   IBM
IBM Informix Buffer Overflow in Processing SQL Statements Lets Remote Authenticated Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027849
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-4857   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 10 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 11.50 - 11.50.xC9W2, 11.70 to prior to 11.70.xC7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM Informix. A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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

IOActive Inc. reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (later than 11.50.xC9W2; 11.70.xC7 or later).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (DGUX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Open UNIX-SCO), UNIX (OS X), UNIX (SGI/IRIX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), UNIX (Tru64), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:15:03 +0000
Subject:  IBM Informix


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