Check Point Advisories

Oracle Application Server 10g OPMN Service Format String (CVE-2009-0993)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2009-350
Date Published: 3 Nov 2009
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Wednesday 05 December, 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2009-0993
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A format string vulnerability exists in Oracle Application Server. The flaw is due to improper handling of user data when logging the events. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending specially crafted request to the target system. In an attack case where code injection is not successful, the affected process will terminate abnormally. In a more sophisticated attack where code injection is successful, the behaviour of the target is entirely dependent on the intended function of the injected code. The code in such a case would execute within the security context of the affected process with System level privileges.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

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

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Oracle Application Server 10g OPMN Service 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 Application Server 10g OPMN service format string

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