MaxDB by MySQL is a re-branded and enhanced version of SAP DB, SAP AG's
open source database. MaxDB is a heavy-duty, SAP-certified open source
database that offers high availability, salability and a comprehensive
feature set. MaxDB complements the MySQL database server, targeted for
large mySAP ERP environments and other applications that require maximum
enterprise-level database functionality.
A number of remotely exploitable input validation errors have been found
to exist in MySQL MaxDB and SAP DB Web Agent products.
The vulnerabilities specifically exist due to insufficient validation of
user input data. The input validation error results in a null pointer
dereference in the following functions which can lead to a denial of
A remote attacker can request the function with invalid parameters to
cause a null pointer dereference resulting in a crash of MySQL MaxDB Web
Exploitation allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
condition. The attacks are trivially exploited, as a remote attacker
can send simple HTTP requests to cause MaxDB Web Agent to crash.
iDEFENSE has confirmed that MySQL MaxDB 7.5.00 for Windows is
vulnerable. It is suspected that earlier versions and versions on other
platforms are vulnerable as well.
Use a firewall to only allow trusted hosts to connect to the MySQL MaxDB
Web Agent HTTP Service.
These vulnerabilities are addressed in MySQL MaxDB 7.5.00.24 available
for download at:
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the
names CAN-2005-0083 to these issues. This is a candidate for inclusion
in the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org), which standardizes names for
09/15/2004 Initial vendor contact
01/06/2005 Secondary vendor contact
01/07/2005 Initial vendor response
03/14/2005 Public disclosure
An anonymous contributor is credited with discovering this
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