Fortinet Discovers Teradata Gateway Remote DoS Vulnerability
Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a critical denial of service (DoS) vulnerability in Teradata tgtw and TDExpress.
Teradata is a leading provider of powerful enterprise big data analytics and services that include Data Warehousing, Data Driven Marketing, BI and CRM.
A remote DoS vulnerability exists in Teradata tgtw and TDExpress. This vulnerability is caused due to insufficient validation on a malformed CONFIG REQUEST message, which can subsequently cause a database crash. A malicious user could, therefore, craft a malformed request message that results in a denial of service.
SolutionsFortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:
Released Jul 20, 2015
The vendor has fixed them in following versions:
Authentication is not required to exploit this DoS vulnerability. So its severity is very high due to the high exploitability.
This vulnerability was discovered by Honggang Ren of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.