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IT04786: SECURITY: ALTER TABLE on an identity column may cause DB2 to terminate (CVE-2014-6209).

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APAR status

  • Closed as Permanent restriction.

Error description

  • DB2 contains a vulnerability in which an ALTER TABLE statement
    may cause the DB2 server to terminate abnormally. This would
    result in a DB2 server crash which would have to be restarted.
    

Local fix

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.                               *
    ****************************************************************
    

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

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT04786

  • Reported component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Reported component ID

    DB2FORLUW

  • Reported release

    A50

  • Status

    CLOSED PRS

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-10-07

  • Closed date

    2015-05-12

  • Last modified date

    2015-05-12

Fix information

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Document information

More support for: DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Software version: 10.5

Reference #: IT04786

Modified date: 12 May 2015