Intrusion Prevention

Firebird.Database.Username.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attempt to exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in FireBird.
The FireBird SQL application contains a stack based buffer overflow vulnerability that is triggered when processing an overly long username. Successful exploition could make it possible for an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Affected Products

Firebird 1.x
Firebird 2.x

Impact

System Compromise: remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to Firebird 2.1.0 RC1

CVE References

CVE-2013-2492 CVE-2008-0467