The Vigil@nce team watches public vulnerabilities impacting your computers, and then offers security solutions, a vigilance database and tools to fix them.

Vulnerability of unixODBC: buffer overflow via unicode_to_ansi_copy

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can generate a buffer overflow via unicode_to_ansi_copy() of unixODBC, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
Impacted systems: Fedora, openSUSE Leap, Solaris, RHEL, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.
Severity of this alert: 2/4.
Creation date: 02/01/2018.
Références of this alert: bulletinoct2018, CVE-2018-7409, FEDORA-2018-9565c0bc9a, openSUSE-SU-2018:1845-1, RHSA-2019:2336-01, RHSA-2020:4999-01, SUSE-SU-2018:1832-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-24923.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can generate a buffer overflow via unicode_to_ansi_copy() of unixODBC, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
Full bulletin, software filtering, emails, fixes, ... (Request your free trial)

This vulnerability announce impacts software or systems such as Fedora, openSUSE Leap, Solaris, RHEL, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.

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

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

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this computer threat bulletin.

Solutions for this threat 

unixODBC: version 2.3.5.
The version 2.3.5 is fixed:
  http://www.unixodbc.org/

Fedora 28: new unixODBC packages.
New packages are available:
  Fedora 28: unixODBC 2.3.7-1.fc28

openSUSE Leap 42.3: new unixODBC packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 42.3: unixODBC 2.3.6-8.1

Oracle Solaris: patch for third party software of October 2018 v1.
A patch is available:
  https://support.oracle.com/rs?type=doc&id=1448883.1

RHEL 7.6: new unixODBC packages.
New packages are available:
  RHEL 7.6: unixODBC 2.3.1-14.el7_6

RHEL 7: new unixODBC packages.
New packages are available:
  RHEL 7: unixODBC 2.3.1-14.el7

SUSE LE 12 SP3: new unixODBC packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 12 SP3: unixODBC 2.3.6-7.9.1

Wind River Linux: solution (17/04/2018).
The solution is indicated in information sources.
Full bulletin, software filtering, emails, fixes, ... (Request your free trial)

Computer vulnerabilities tracking service 

Vigil@nce provides computers vulnerabilities analysis. The Vigil@nce team tracks computer vulnerabilities impacting systems and applications.