2008-1821 | Oracle Database Server memory corruption (BID-28725 / XFDB-42037)

CVSS Meta Temp Score Current Exploit Price (≈) CTI Interest Score
9.9 $5k-$25k 0.52

A vulnerability was found in Oracle Database Server (Database Software). It has been classified as very critical. Affected is an unknown part. The manipulation of the argument aq$_register with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Unspecified vulnerability in the Advanced Queuing component in Oracle Database FIPS+, and has unknown impact and remote attack vectors related to SYS.DBMS_AQJMS_INTERNAL, aka DB15. NOTE: the previous information was obtained from the April 2008 CPU. Oracle has not commented on reliable researcher claims that DB15 is for multiple buffer overflows in the (1) AQ$_REGISTER and (2) AQ$_UNREGISTER procedures.

The weakness was disclosed 04/16/2008 (Website). The advisory is available at xforce.iss.net. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2008-1821 since 04/15/2008. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. A authentication is necessary for exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 07/31/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 56060 (Oracle Database Multiple Vulnerabilities (April 2008 CPU)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Databases. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 19232 (Oracle April 2008 Security Update Multiple Vulnerabilities).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 6063.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 28725), X-Force (42037), Vulnerability Center (SBV-18190) and Tenable (56060). The entries 41992, 41991, 41989 and 41988 are pretty similar.




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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 56060
Nessus Name: Oracle Database Multiple Vulnerabilities (April 2008 CPU)
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07/31/2021 +2329 days 🔍Vendor: https://www.oracle.com

Advisory: xforce.iss.net
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CVE: CVE-2008-1821 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 28725
X-Force: 42037
Vulnerability Center: 18190 – Advanced Queuing Component in Oracle Database Unspecified Remote DoS Vulnerability DB15, Medium

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Created: 03/16/2015 17:00
Updated: 07/31/2021 17:14
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