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IBM DB2 Administration Server "validateUser()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2010-10-01    Last Update:  2011-02-01    Views:  4,103

Secunia Advisory SA41686

Where:

From local network

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in IBM DB2, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the "validateUser()" function in db2dasrrm while processing the "username" parameter and can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via an overly long string.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is reported in the following versions:
* IBM DB2 versions prior to 9.1 Fix Pack 10.
* IBM DB2 versions prior to 9.5 Fix Pack 6a.
* IBM DB2 versions prior to 9.7 Fix Pack 3.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Intevydis via ZDI.

Original Advisory:
IBM (IC70538, IC69986, IC70539):
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21293566
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1IC70538
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1IC69986
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1IC70539

ZDI:
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-11-035/

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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