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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20131015

Oracle Outside In Microsoft Access Remote Code Execution

Date Disclosed:
10/15/2013

Date Patched:
Patch Not Yet Available

Vendor:
Oracle, Microsoft, other miscellaneous vendors

Affected Software:
Any software that uses Oracle Outside In libraries, such as the following:
Microsoft Exchange
Oracle Fusion Middleware
Novell Groupwise

Description:
Oracle Outside In libraries contain a stack-based buffer overflow within the Microsoft Access 1.x database file parser, which is included in Microsoft Exchange and other software packages. An attacker that specially crafts an Access 1.x database file may send that file to a vulnerable software installation and possibly gain the ability to remotely execute code.

Severity:
High

Code Execution:
Yes.

Impact:
Remote Code Execution
Exploitation of this vulnerability is possible via specially crafted Microsoft Access 1.x database files. In the case of an attack against Microsoft Exchange, an attacker would specially craft an Access 1.x database file and send it to a vulnerable Exchange server, possibly gaining the ability to arbitrarily execute code.

Mitigation:
No mitigations are currently available. 

Protection:
 

Links:

Status:
2013-10-15 - Oracle releases the Critical Patch Update for October 2013, which discloses the vulnerability

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