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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2007.0793 -- [Win][UNIX/Linux]
IBM DB2 DB2JDS Multiple Vulnerabilities
15 October 2007
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: UK Centre for the Protection of National
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
CVE Names: CVE-2007-5324
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CSIRTUK ADVISORY - 3427 dated 11.10.07 time 11:43
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IBM DB2 DB2JDS Multiple Vulnerabilities
Date: 11 October 2007 11:43
Title: 3427 - IBM DB2 DB2JDS Multiple Vulnerabilities
Abstract: Description of vulnerabilities in IBM DB2 Universal Database
Operating Systems affected:
Advisory type: Information
Potential Damage: Remote unauthorised modification
Availability of fix: Available
Type of fix: Patch
Source: TippingPoint, a division of 3Com
Reliability of source: Known
Source URL: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-07-056.html
ZDI-07-056: IBM DB2 DB2JDS Multiple Vulnerabilities
October 10, 2007
- -- CVE ID:
- -- Affected Vendor:
- -- Affected Products:
DB2 Universal Database 8.1
DB2 Universal Database 8.2
- -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability since January 5, 2007 by Digital Vaccine protection
filter ID 4870,4876,4877. For further product information on the
- -- Vulnerability Details:
The most severe of these vulnerabilities allows remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of IBM DB2 Universal
Database. Authentication is not required to exploit these
The first flaw exists in the DB2JDS service listening on TCP port 6789.
A specially crafted packet is improperly processed by an internal
sprintf() call resulting in a stack overflow which can be leveraged to
execute arbitrary code.
Additionally, two DoS condition vulnerabilities were discovered. The
first flaw is an overflow resulting from an invalid LANG paramater. The
second DoS can be triggered by sending a packet over 32768 bytes in
length, resulting in a MemTree overflow which will cause the process to
- -- Vendor Response:
IBM has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can
be found at:
- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2006.11.09 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2007.01.05 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers
2007.10.10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by an anonymous researcher.
- -- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI):
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(ZDI) represents a best-of-breed model for rewarding security
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