Ingres stack overflow in uuid_from_char function Jun 25 2007 09:35AM
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Name: Stack overflow in uuid_from_char function
Release Date: 25 June 2007
Reference: NGS00388
Discover: Chris Anley <chris (at) ngssoftware (dot) com [email concealed]>
Vendor: Ingres
Vendor Reference: [Ingres bug 115911, CVE-2007-3338, CAID 35452]
Systems Affected: Ingres 2006 9.0.4 and prior
Risk: High
Status: Published

Discovered: 27 March 2006
Released: 27 March 2006
Approved: 27 March 2006
Reported: 27 March 2006
Fixed: 21 June 2007
Published: 25 June 2007

Ingres 2006 is a venerable and functionality-rich RDBMS that has
recently been made available under the Gnu Public License (GPL).
There is a stack buffer overflow in the uuid_from_char function, which
is accessible to all authenticated database users.

Technical Details
The Ingres SQL function uuid_from_char() creates a UUID from the
character string representation of a UUID, e.g.

select uuid_from_char('11111111-2222-3333-4444-555555555555')

If uuid_from_char is passed a long string as its argument, a stack
buffer is overflowed and the saved return address can be overwritten,
redirecting the path of execution to the address of the attacker's choice.

Fix Information
Ingres issued a patch for this issue on the 21st June 2007.

Further details are available at

Note that this issue affects a wide range of Computer Associates products.
A list of these products is available at

The affected products are listed below:

Advantage Data Transformer r2.2
AllFusion Enterprise Workbench r1.1, 1.1 SP1, r7, r7.1
AllFusion Harvest Change Manager r7, r7.1
BrightStor ARCserve Backup v9 (Linux only), r11.1, r11.5 (Unix, Linux and
Mainframe Linux)
BrightStor ARCserve Backup for Laptops and Desktops r11.5
BrightStor Enterprise Backup (Unix only) r10.5
BrightStor Storage Command Center r11.5
BrightStor Storage Resource Manager r11.5
CleverPath Aion Business Rules Expert r10.1
CleverPath Aion Business Process Monitoring r10.1
CleverPath Predictive Analysis Server r3
DocServer 1.1
eTrust Admin v8, v8.1, r8.1 SP1, r8.1 SP2
eTrust Audit r8 SP2
eTrust Directory r8.1
eTrust IAM Suite r8.0
eTrust IAM Toolkit r8.0, r8.1
eTrust Identity Manager r8.1
eTrust Network Forensics r8.1
eTrust Secure Content Manager r8
eTrust Single Sign-On r7, r8, r8.1
eTrust Web Access Control 1.0
Unicenter Advanced Systems Management r11
Unicenter Asset Intelligence r11
Unicenter Asset Management r11
Unicenter Asset Portfolio Management r11.2.1, r11.3 Unicenter CCS r11
Unicenter Database Command Center r11.1
Unicenter Desktop and Server Management r11
Unicenter Desktop Management Suite r11
Unicenter Enterprise Job Manager r1 SP3, r1 SP4
Unicenter Job Management Option r11
Unicenter Lightweight Portal 2
Unicenter Management Portal r3.1.1
Unicenter Network and Systems Management r3.0, r11
Unicenter Network and Systems Management - Tiered - Multi Platform r3.0
0305, r3.1 0403, r11.0
Unicenter Patch Management r11
Unicenter Remote Control 6, r11
Unicenter Service Accounting r11, r11.1
Unicenter Service Assure r2.2, r11, r11.1
Unicenter Service Catalog r11, r11.1
Unicenter Service Delivery r11.0, r11.1
Unicenter Service Intelligence r11
Unicenter Service Metric Analysis r3.0.2, r3.5, r11, r11.1
Unicenter ServicePlus Service Desk 5.5 SP3, 6.0, 6.0 SP1, r11, r11.1,
Unicenter Software Delivery r11
Unicenter TNG 2.4, 2.4.2, 2.4.2J
Unicenter Workload Control Center r1 SP3, r1 SP4
Unicenter Web Services Distributed Management 3.11, 3.50
Wily SOA Manager 7.1

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