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IC72028: SECURITY: DB2 DAS REMOTE CODE EXECUTION VULNERABILITY

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • There exists a buffer overflow vulnerability with the DB2
    Administrative Server (DAS). The vulnerability can cause a trap
    in DAS, causing a denial of service, or execution of
    abritrary code.
    
    This problem was reported to IBM by an anonymous researcher
    working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative
    (http://www.zerodayinitiative.com)
    

Local fix

  • If DB2 Administration Server (DAS) is not required then do not
    start the DAS server.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All DB2 systems on all Linux, Unix and Windows platforms at  *
    * service levels from Version 9.5 GA through to Version 9.5    *
    * Fix Pack 6.                                                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See Error Description.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to DB2 Version 9.5 Fix Pack 7 or see "Local Fix"     *
    * portion for other suggestions.                               *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The complete fix for this problem first appears in DB2 Version
    9.5 Fix Pack 7 and all the subsequent Fix Packs.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC72028

  • Reported component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Reported component ID

    DB2FORLUW

  • Reported release

    950

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-10-19

  • Closed date

    2011-01-27

  • Last modified date

    2011-01-27

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

    IC71203

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Fixed component ID

    DB2FORLUW

Applicable component levels

  • R950 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Software version: 9.5

Reference #: IC72028

Modified date: 27 January 2011