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Oracle Secure Backup Scheduler Service Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

TPTI-10-04: July 13th, 2010


Affected Vendors

Affected Products

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Oracle Secure Backup. User interaction is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists in the parsing of commands sent to the obscheduled.exe service listening by default on TCP port 1026, or 1027. Due to a lack of bounds checking on a specific command sequence the program stack can be overwritten with user controlled data. Successful exploitation can lead to remote system compromise under the SYSTEM credentials.

Vendor Response

Oracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2009-03-13 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2010-07-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by: