Security Bulletin: Denial of Service Security Vulnerability in DB2’s XML Feature. (CVE-2012-0712)

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Abstract

Vulnerability in IBM DB2’s XML Feature could allow a remote attacker to cause the database server to crash.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0712

DESCRIPTION:


The IBM DB2 products listed below contain a security vulnerability in DB2’s XML Feature which could allow a malicious user to remotely exploit and cause a denial of service. To exploit the vulnerability, the user would need to have valid security credentials, and CONNECT privilege to the database.


CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/73496 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)


AFFECTED PLATFORMS:

The following IBM DB2 V9.5 and V9.7 editions running on AIX, Linux, HP, Solaris and Windows:

IBM® DB2® 9.7 Express Edition
IBM® DB2® 9.7 Workgroup Server Edition
IBM® DB2® 9.7 Enterprise Server Edition
IBM® DB2® 9.7 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 9.7 Application Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 9.7 Enterprise Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 9.7 Unlimited Edition for System i®
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 9.7 Unlimited Edition for System z®

IBM® DB2® 9.5 Express Edition
IBM® DB2® 9.5 Workgroup Server Edition
IBM® DB2® 9.5 Enterprise Server Edition
IBM® DB2® 9.5 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 9.5 Application Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 9.5 Enterprise Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 9.5 Unlimited Edition for System i®
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 9.5 Unlimited Edition for System z®

The following IBM V9.8 editions running on AIX and Linux:

IBM® DB2® pureScale™ Feature for Enterprise Server Edition


Note: The DB2 Connect products mentioned are affected only if a local database has been created.


REMEDIATION:
There is a no workaround but there is mitigation for this vulnerability. Fixes are available as well.

Mitigation:
To exploit the vulnerability, the user would need to be able to connect to the database and execute an SQL statement. The exposure can be reduced by revoking CONNECT privilege from PUBLIC. Use the following command to revoke CONNECT privilege from PUBLIC:

REVOKE CONNECT ON DATABASE FROM PUBLIC

To obtain more information on the REVOKE database authority command, see the following:

DB2 V9.8:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/db2luw/v9r8/topic/com.ibm.db2.luw.sql.ref.doc/doc/r0000981.html

DB2 V9.7:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/db2luw/v9r7/topic/com.ibm.db2.luw.sql.ref.doc/doc/r0000981.html

DB2 V9.5:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/db2luw/v9r5/topic/com.ibm.db2.luw.sql.ref.doc/doc/r0000981.html


Fix:
The fix for this vulnerability is available for download for all DB2 releases affected.

In general, DB2 fix packs can be downloaded from the following site: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27007053. You may download the specific fix pack you need from the following:

Release APAR Download URL
V9.8 FP5 IC81837 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24032798
V9.7 FP6 IC81380 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24032754
V9.5 FP9 IC81379 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24032087

Contact Technical Support:

In the United States and Canada dial 1-800-IBM-SERV
View the support contacts for other countries outside of the United States.
Electronically open a Service Request with DB2 Technical Support.


REFERENCES:
· Complete CVSS Guide
· On-line Calculator V2
· X-Force Vulnerability Database
· CVE-2012-0712

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Flash.


Note: According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS

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More support for:

DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows
Compiler- Query Parser

Software version:

9.5, 9.7, 9.8

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Linux iSeries, Linux pSeries, Linux zSeries, Solaris, Windows

Software edition:

Advanced Enterprise Server, Enterprise Server, Express, Express-C, Personal, Workgroup Server

Reference #:

1588098

Modified date:

2012-06-20

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