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IT04730: SECURITY: DB2 may terminate abnormally when issuing an ALTER TAB LE statement with AUTO_REVAL set to IMMEDIATE (CVE-2014-6159).

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Under rare circumstances, an ALTER TABLE statement may cause the
    DB2 server to terminate abnormally if AUTO_REVAL is set to
    IMMEDIATE.
    

Local fix

  • Set database configuration parameter AUTO_REVAL to a value other
    than IMMEDIATE.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All DB2 systems on all Linux, Unix and Windows platforms at  *
    * service levels Version 10.5 GA  through to Version 10.5 Fix  *
    * Pack 4.                                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See Error Description.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to DB2 Version 10.5 Fix Pack 5 or see "Local Fix"    *
    * portion for other suggestions.                               *
    * See security bulletin for more details:                      *
    * http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21688051    *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The complete fix for this problem first appears in DB2 Version
    10.5 Fix Pack 5 and all the subsequent Fix Packs.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT04730

  • Reported component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Reported component ID

    DB2FORLUW

  • Reported release

    A50

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-10-03

  • Closed date

    2014-12-11

  • Last modified date

    2014-12-11

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

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

    IT05074 IT05105 IT05132

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Fixed component ID

    DB2FORLUW

Applicable component levels

  • RA50 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Software version: 10.5

Reference #: IT04730

Modified date: 11 December 2014