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                         AUSCERT Security Bulletin

                               ASB-2009.1111
            IBM DB2 JDBC Applet Server Remote DoS Vulnerability
                              21 October 2009

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              IBM DB2 v8.1
Operating System:     Linux variants
                      Windows
                      AIX
                      HP-UX
                      Solaris
Impact/Access:        Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:           Patch/Upgrade
Member content until: Friday, November 20 2009

OVERVIEW

        IBM has released a fix for the IBM DB2 JDBC Applet Server Service
        (db2jds) to resolve a denial of service vulnerability.


IMPACT

        IBM has provided the following information regarding this
        vulnerability:
        
        "Malicious packets sent to the IBM DB2 JDBC Applet Server Service
        (db2jds) might cause it to crash." [1]


MITIGATION

        IBM has provided fixpak 18 to resolve this issue. [1]


REFERENCES

        [1] IZ52433: SECURITY: MALICIOUS PACKETS CAUSE DB2JDS TO CRASH
            http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1IZ52433

AusCERT has made every effort to ensure that the information contained
in this document is accurate.  However, the decision to use the information
described is the responsibility of each user or organisation. The decision to
follow or act on information or advice contained in this security bulletin is
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takes no responsibility for consequences which may arise from following or
acting on information or advice contained in this security bulletin.

If you believe that your computer system has been compromised or attacked in 
any way, we encourage you to let us know by completing the secure National IT 
Incident Reporting Form at:

        http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=3192

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The University of Queensland
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