AppSecInc Team SHATTER Security Advisory
Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2
This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Martin Rakhmanov of Application Security Inc.
RESTORE DATABASE command is prone to internal sql injection allowing malicious users to run SQL code with highest privileges.
To exploit this vulnerability an attacker must possess CREATE DATABASE privilege to be able to create and restore database.
Users having CREATE DATABASE permission can become system administrators.
Vendor was contacted and a patch was released for Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Revoke CREATE DATABASE privilege from untrusted users.
Microsoft SQL Server 2005: no fix planned.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008: apply Service Pack 3.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2: no fix planned.
Vendor Notification – 2011-05-10
Vendor Response – 2011-05-11
Fix – 2011-11-06
Public Disclosure – 2012-04-11