VDB-50557 · CVE-2009-1991 · BID 36748

Oracle Database Server ctxsys.drvxtabc.create_tables sql injection

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A vulnerability has been found in Oracle Database Server (Database Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part of the file ctxsys.drvxtabc.create_tables. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a sql injection vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-89. The product constructs all or part of an SQL command using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the intended SQL command when it is sent to a downstream component. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, and integrity. The summary by CVE is:

Unspecified vulnerability in the Oracle Text component in Oracle Database,,, and allows remote authenticated users to affect confidentiality and integrity, related to CTXSYS.DRVXTABC. NOTE: the previous information was obtained from the October 2009 CPU. Oracle has not commented on claims from an established researcher that this is for multiple SQL injection vulnerabilities via the (1) idx_owner or (2) idx_name parameters to the create_tables procedure.

The weakness was disclosed 10/21/2009 (Website). The advisory is shared at us-cert.gov. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2009-1991. The exploitation appears to be difficult. The attack can be launched remotely. A single authentication is necessary for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1505 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 56066 (Oracle Database, October 2009 Critical Patch Update), 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 19575 (Oracle Database October 2009 Patch Set Update (PSU) Not Installed (Patch 8833280)).

A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 9410.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (56066). The entries 50583, 50582, 50581 and 50580 are pretty similar.







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Class: Sql injection
CWE: CWE-89 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1505

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Nessus ID: 56066
Nessus Name: Oracle Database, October 2009 Critical Patch Update
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Suricata ID: 2010375
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06/08/2009 🔍
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Vendor: oracle.com

Advisory: us-cert.gov
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CVE: CVE-2009-1991 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 23835 - [cpuoct2009-096303] Oracle Database Oracle Text CTXSYS.DRVXTABC [Critical Patch Update - October 2009] Vulnerability, Low
SecurityFocus: 36748
OSVDB: 59113 - Oracle Database Text ctxsys.drvxtabc.create_tables Multiple Parameter SQL Injection

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Created: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM
Updated: 08/24/2021 01:00 PM
Changes: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM (42), 04/07/2017 05:05 PM (22), 08/24/2021 12:46 PM (2), 08/24/2021 12:52 PM (7), 08/24/2021 01:00 PM (1)
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