National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability

CVE-2006-3853 Detail


Buffer overflow in IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) before 9.40.TC7 and 10.00 before 10.00.TC3, when running on Windows, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long username.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/08/2006

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
Original release date:
Last revised:


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
Exploitability Subscore:
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Evaluator Solution

This vulnerability is only present in a Windows environment. This vulnerability is addressed in the following product releases: IBM, Informix IDS, 9.40.TC7 IBM, Informix IDS, 10.00.TC3

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

By selecting these links, you will be leaving NIST webspace. We have provided these links to other web sites because they may have information that would be of interest to you. No inferences should be drawn on account of other sites being referenced, or not, from this page. There may be other web sites that are more appropriate for your purpose. NIST does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, or concur with the facts presented on these sites. Further, NIST does not endorse any commercial products that may be mentioned on these sites. Please address comments about this page to

Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MISC External Source BUGTRAQ 20060814 Informix - Discovery, Attack and Defense External Source BUGTRAQ 20060814 Informix Long Username Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Patch External Source BID 19264 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-3077 Patch External Source CONFIRM External Source XF informix-username-bo(28122)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Change History 3 change records found - show changes