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Vulnerability of Ingres: buffer overflow of iidbms

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can send a malicious query to the iidbms process of Ingres, in order to generate a denial of service or to execute code.
Impacted products: Ingres Database.
Severity of this bulletin: 2/4.
Creation date: 29/01/2010.
Références of this threat: 123208, BID-38001, VIGILANCE-VUL-9393.

Description of the vulnerability 

The iidbms (Ingres II DBMS) process is the data manager engine.

An unauthenticated attacker can send a message containing a long field to iidbms, which creates a buffer overflow.

An attacker can therefore send a malicious query to the iidbms process of Ingres, in order to generate a denial of service or to execute code.
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This security weakness impacts software or systems such as Ingres Database.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this threat bulletin is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of intranet client.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this threat.

Solutions for this threat 

Ingres: patch.
A patch is available from Ingres Technical Support (bug 123208).
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