IBM Informix Dynamic Server getname memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in IBM Informix Dynamic Server (Information Management Software) (the affected version unknown). This affects the function getname. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 01/07/2005. The weakness was presented 07/31/2006 by David Litchfield with Next Generation Security Software (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at www-1.ibm.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2006-3853 since 07/26/2006. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 11/29/2018). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 570 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. 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 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 19264), X-Force (28120), Secunia (SA21301) and Tenable (22229). See 31824, 31822, 31685 and 31684 for similar entries.

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 22229
Nessus Name: Informix Dynamic Server Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Vendor: https://www.ibm.com/

Advisory: www-1.ibm.com
Researcher: David Litchfield
Organization: Next Generation Security Software
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CVE: CVE-2006-3853 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 19264 - IBM Informix Dynamic Server Multiple Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 21301
X-Force: 28120
OSVDB: 27688 - IBM Informix Dynamic Server getname() Function Overflow
Vupen: ADV-2006-3077

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Created: 05/08/2016 07:55 PM
Updated: 11/29/2018 10:14 AM
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