VDB-5097 · CVE-2012-0523 · BID 53132

Oracle Grid Engine 6.1/6.2 sgepasswd privileges management

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Oracle Grid Engine 6.1/6.2. This affects an unknown functionality of the component sgepasswd. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privileges management vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-269. The product does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Unspecified vulnerability in the Oracle Grid Engine component in Oracle Sun Products Suite 6.1 and 6.2 allows local users to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to sgepasswd.

The bug was discovered 08/01/2011. The weakness was disclosed 04/17/2012 by Roberto Suggi Liverani (rgod) with Oracle (Website). The advisory is shared at oracle.com. The public release has been coordinated in cooperation with Oracle. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2012-0523 since 01/11/2012. The exploitability is told to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 260 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 58798 (Oracle Database Multiple Vulnerabilities (April 2012 CPU)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Databases.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at oracle.com. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (58798), SecurityFocus (BID 53132†), OSVDB (81396†), Secunia (SA48826†) and SecurityTracker (ID 1026950†).






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Class: Privileges management
CWE: CWE-269 / CWE-266

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Nessus ID: 58798
Nessus Name: Oracle Database Multiple Vulnerabilities (April 2012 CPU)
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Patch: oracle.com


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Vendor: oracle.com

Advisory: oracle.com
Researcher: Roberto Suggi Liverani (rgod)
Organization: Oracle
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CVE: CVE-2012-0523 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 53132 - Oracle Grid Engine 'sge_passwd.c' Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 48826 - Oracle Grid Engine Two Vulnerabilities, Less Critical
OSVDB: 81396
SecurityTracker: 1026950 - Oracle Grid Engine Lets Local Users and Remote Authenticated Users Gain Root Privileges
Vulnerability Center: 40472 - [cpuapr2012-366314] Oracle Grid Engine 6.1 and 6.2 in sgepasswd Component Local Code Execution Vulnerability, High


Created: 04/18/2012 10:00 PM
Updated: 03/23/2021 06:22 AM
Changes: 04/18/2012 10:00 PM (75), 05/05/2017 10:26 AM (5), 03/23/2021 06:22 AM (3)
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