IBM Informix Dynamic Database Server up to 9.40.x privileges management

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in IBM Informix Dynamic Database Server up to 9.40.x (Database Software). Affected is some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-269. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 01/06/2005. The weakness was shared 07/31/2006 by David Litchfield with Next Generation Security Software (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2006-3860 since 07/26/2006. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 571 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 22229 (Informix Dynamic Server Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gain a shell remotely and running in the context remote.

Upgrading to version 9.40.xc7 eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 4710.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 19264), X-Force (28124), Secunia (SA21301), Vulnerability Center (SBV-12655) and Tenable (22229). The entries 31822, 31685, 31684 and 31683 are related to this item.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.6

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.6
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 22229
Nessus Name: Informix Dynamic Server Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
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Upgrade: Informix Dynamic Database Server 9.40.xc7
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Researcher: David Litchfield
Organization: Next Generation Security Software
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2006-3860 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 19264 - IBM Informix Dynamic Server Multiple Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 21301 - Informix Dynamic Server Multiple Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical
X-Force: 28124
Vulnerability Center: 12655 - IBM Informix Dynamic Server Multiple Remote Authenticated Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerabilities, High
OSVDB: 27686 - IBM Informix Dynamic Server SET DEBUG FILE Statement Arbitrary Command Execution
Vupen: ADV-2006-3077

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Created: 03/12/2015 03:51 PM
Updated: 06/24/2019 08:58 PM
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