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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Potential security vulnerabilities in DB2 QMF for
Workstation and DB2 QMF for WebSphere with JRE 6
22 October 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM DB2 Query Management Facility
Operating System: Linux variants
Mac OS X
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
Unauthorised Access -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2012-1725 CVE-2012-1722 CVE-2012-1721
CVE-2012-1720 CVE-2012-1719 CVE-2012-1718
CVE-2012-1717 CVE-2012-1716 CVE-2012-1713
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Security bulletin: Potential security vulnerabilities in DB2 QMF for
Workstation and DB2 QMF for WebSphere with JRE 6
IBM DB2 QMF for Workstation makes use of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version
6. This security bulletin describes how to address potential security exposures
with QMF due to vulnerabilities in Java Software Developer Kits.
See Vulnerability Details section for CVE IDs.
CVE IDs: CVE-2012-0551, CVE-2012-1713, CVE-2012-1716, CVE-2012-1717,
CVE-2012-1718, CVE-2012-1719, CVE-2012-1720, CVE-2012-1721, CVE-2012-1722,
DESCRIPTION: Customers who use JavaTM-based applications such as DB2 QMFTM for
Workstation or DB2 QMF for WebSphere are potentially impacted by these
vulnerabilities, which can cause performance or Denial of Service (DoS) issues.
For additional information, please refer to Oracles June 2012 Critical Patch
Refer to the developerWorks Java Technology Security Alerts for the CVSS base
score of each specific vulnerability.
Releases of DB2 QMF for Workstation and DB2 QMF for WebSphere currently in
support at the time of this bulletin are affected, including QMF Version 10.1.5
and earlier. The vulnerability affects all currently supported platforms.
The recommended solution for DB2 QMF for Workstation is to apply Fix Pack 6 for
QMF Version 10.1. For DB2 QMF for Workstation Version 9, this issue will be
fixed in Version 9.1.20, which will be available in February 2013.
DB2 QMF for WebSphere uses the JRE version in use by the web application
server. Therefore, see remediation instructions for the web application server in use.
For DB2 QMF for Workstation, download and install DB2 QMF Version 10.1.6 from
the IBM Fix Packs for DB2 Query Management Facility website to replace the
affected release. DB2 QMF Version 9.1.20 will be made available on this website
For DB2 QMF for WebSphere, see above recommended remediation.
To reduce the risk of a successful attack, do not use third-party custom edit
code libraries if you are not sure of their origin until you have applied the
QMF fix packs referenced above.
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
X-Force Vulnerability Database
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will
ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of
this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the
Reference section of this Flash.
Note: According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST),
the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard
designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and
priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF
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ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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