Check Point Advisories

Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database evtdump CGI Module Format String (CVE-2008-5440)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2009-021
Date Published: 23 Feb 2009
Severity: High
Last Updated: Monday 03 December, 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-5440
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75, R71, R70, R65

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database is a product for real-time data management and is used for performance-critical functions in environments like real-time enterprises, telecom, capital markets and defense. A format string error vulnerability was reported in Oracle TimesTen In-memory Database. The flaw is due to an input error when processing HTTP requests sent to a vulnerable installation of Oracle TimeTen. Remote authenticated attackers can exploit this vulnerability by sending specially crafted messages to the affected interface. Successful exploitation can lead to arbitrary code execution.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this format string vulnerability in Oracle's evtdump CGI.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75 / R71 / R70 / R65

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database evtdump CGI Module Format String protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Oracle Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Oracle TimesTen in-memory database evtdump CGI module format string

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