SAP DB up to memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in SAP DB up to and classified as very critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Buffer overflow in SAP DB and MaxDB before allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long database name when connecting via a WebDBM client.

The bug was discovered 08/29/2006. The weakness was presented 08/29/2006 by Oliver Karow with Symantec (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2006-4305 since 08/22/2006. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 06/25/2019).

A public exploit has been developed in Ruby. It is declared as highly functional. It is possible to download the exploit at The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 22904 (Debian DSA-1190-1 : maxdb-7.5.00 - buffer overflow), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading to version eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 5323.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 19660), X-Force (28636), Secunia (SA21677), SecurityTracker (ID 1016766) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-12667).



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VulDB Meta Base Score: 10.0
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Highly functional
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Nessus ID: 22904
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-1190-1 : maxdb-7.5.00 - buffer overflow
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OpenVAS ID: 57484
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 1190-1 (maxdb-7.5.00)
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Saint ID: exploit_info/maxdb_webdbm_database_name
Saint Name: MySQL MaxDB WebDBM database name buffer overflow

MetaSploit ID: maxdb_webdbm_database.rb
MetaSploit Name: MaxDB WebDBM Database Parameter Overflow
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Researcher: Oliver Karow
Organization: Symantec
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2006-4305 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 19660 - SAP-DB/MaxDB WebDBM Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 21677 - MaxDB WebDBM Buffer Overflow Vulnerability, Moderately Critical
X-Force: 28636
SecurityTracker: 1016766
Vulnerability Center: 12667 - SAP DB and MaxDB Buffer Overflow Allows Remote Code Execution, High
OSVDB: 28300 - SAP-DB and MaxDB - WebDBM - Remote Buffer Overflow Issue
Vupen: ADV-2006-3410

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Created: 03/12/2015 03:51 PM
Updated: 06/25/2019 10:20 AM
Changes: (5) vulnerability_discoverydate exploit_url countermeasure_date source_osvdb source_osvdb_title
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