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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity High
Score 7.6/10


Buffer overflow in the Transaction MIB agent in IBM Tivoli Netcool System Service Monitors (SSM) and Application Service Monitors (ASM) 4.0.0 before FP14 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a SQL transaction with a long table name that is not properly handled by a packet decoder.

  • HIGH
  • NONE

CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow

Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.


Advisory Timeline

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