NGSSoftware Insight Security Research Advisory
Name: Multiple SQL Injection Flaws in Oracle CTX_DOC package
Systems Affected: Oracle 10g release 1 and 2
Vendor URL: http://www.oracle.com/
Author: David Litchfield [ davidl (at) ngssoftware (dot) com [email concealed] ]
Reported: 6 June 2005
Date of Public Advisory: 17th October 2007
Advisory number: #NISR17102007A
The Intermedia application in Oracle 10g release 1 and 2 is vulnerable to
The Intermedia application, owned by CTXSYS, contains a package called
CTX_DOC. This package contains multiple SQL injection flaws. The following
procedures on this package provide vectors for SQL injection attacks:
These can be exploited by a database user; further they can be exploited via
Oracle Application Server by an attacker without a user ID and password
across the Internet.
Oracle was alerted to these flaws on the 6th of June 2005. A patch has now
been made available:
NGSSQuirreL for Oracle, an advanced vulnerability assessment scanner
designed specifically for Oracle, can be used to accurately determine
whether your servers are vulnerable to these flaws. More information about
NGSSQuirreL for Oracle can be found here:
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