Stack-based buffer overflow in IBM Informix Dynamic Server



Published: 2021-05-04
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2021-20515
CWE ID CWE-121
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Informix Dynamic Server
Server applications / Web servers

Vendor IBM Corporation

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Stack-based buffer overflow

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 5.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-20515

CWE-ID: CWE-121 - Stack-based Buffer Overflow

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error. A local administrator can trigger stack-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Informix Dynamic Server: 14.10

CPE External links

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198366
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6448568

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

The attacker would have to login to the system and perform certain actions in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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