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                         AUSCERT Security Bulletin

                               ASB-2009.1057
           DB2 UDB Version 8 - APAR fixes included in Fixpak 18
                              20 August 2009

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              DB2 Version 8 Fix pack 17 and prior
Operating System:     AIX
                      Linux variants
                      Windows
                      Solaris
Impact/Access:        Denial of Service    -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                      Increased Privileges -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:           Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:            CVE-2009-2860 CVE-2009-2859 CVE-2009-2858
Member content until: Saturday, September 19 2009

OVERVIEW

        IBM has released fix pack 18 for DB2 which corrects multiple 
        security vulnerabilities.


IMPACT

        CVE-2009-2858 (IBM IZ35635)
        Memory leak in the Security component in IBM DB2 8.1 before FP18 on
        Unix platforms allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory
        consumption) via unspecified vectors, related to private memory
        within the DB2 memory structure. [1]
        
        CVE-2009-2859 (IBM IZ34149) 
        IBM DB2 8.1 before FP18 allows attackers to obtain unspecified access
        via a das command. [2]
        
        CVE-2009-2860 (IBM IZ52433) 
        Unspecified vulnerability in db2jds in IBM DB2 8.1 before FP18 
        allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (service 
        crash) via "malicious packets." [3]
        
        (IBM IZ39652)
        A malicious data stream can cause the DB2 server to trap. [4]


MITIGATION

        It is advised that you update to fix pack 18 as soon as possible.


REFERENCES

        [1] CVE-2009-2858
            http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2009-2858

        [2] CVE-2009-2859
            http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2009-2859

        [3] CVE-2009-2860
            http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2009-2860

        [4] APAR fixes included in Fixpack 18
            ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/ps/products/db2/fixes/english-us/aparlist/db2_v82/APARLIST.TXT

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