Check Point Advisories

Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database HTTP Request Denial of Service

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2010-110
Date Published: 9 May 2010
Severity: High
Last Updated: Monday 03 December, 2018
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

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 denial of service vulnerability exists in Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database service. The vulnerability is due to an input validation error while parsing HTTP GET requests. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially crafted HTTP request to the timestend daemon listening on port 17000/TCP. Successful exploitation of this issue would cause the database service to terminate abnormally, resulting in the Denial of Service condition.

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 TimesTen In-Memory Database HTTP Request Denial of Service 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 HTTP request denial of service

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