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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Executing a query with an OLAP specification causes the DB2 server to
terminate database connections. (CVE-2013-6717)
18 December 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM DB2
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2013-6717 CVE-2013-5466
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Security Bulletin: Executing a query with an OLAP specification causes the DB2
server to terminate database connections. (CVE-2013-6717)
More support for:
DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows
9.7, 9.8, 10.1, 10.5
AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows
Advanced Enterprise Server, Enterprise Server, Express, Express-C, Personal,
A vulnerability in IBM DB2 could allow a remote, authenticated user to cause a
DB2 LUW server to terminate all connections to a database and deactivate the
database. This only affects the database which the user is connected to.
CVE ID: CVE-2013-6717
The IBM DB2 products listed below contain a security vulnerability which could
allow a remote, authenticated user to exploit a vulnerability in DB2's OLAP
query engine to cause the DB2 server instance to terminate all connections to
a database and deactivate the database. This only affects the database which
the user is connected to. The vulnerability does not shutdown the DB2 server
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/89116 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)
The following IBM DB2 V9.7, V10.1 and V10.5 editions running on AIX, Linux,
HP, Solaris and Windows:
IBM DB2 Express Edition
IBM DB2 Workgroup Server Edition
IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition
IBM DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition
IBM DB2 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition
IBM DB2 Connect Application Server Edition
IBM DB2 Connect Enterprise Edition
IBM DB2 Connect Unlimited Edition for System i
IBM DB2 Connect Unlimited Edition for System z
The following IBM V9.8 editions running on AIX and Linux:
IBM DB2 pureScale Feature for Enterprise Server Edition
The DB2 Connect products mentioned are affected only if a local database has
The vulnerability is not applicable to DB2 releases before V9.7.
The recommended solution is to apply the appropriate fix for this
The fix for this vulnerability is available for download for DB2 and DB2
Connect release V9.7 FP9.
For DB2 and DB2 Connect V9.8, V10.1 and V10.5, the fix is planned to be made
available in future fix packs.
A special build with an interim patch for this issue may be requested for DB2
and DB2 Connect V9.8 FP5, V10.1 FP2 & FP3 and V10.5 FP1 & FP2. Please contact
your service representative to request the special build and reference the
APAR number for the release you want.
In general, DB2 fix packs can be downloaded from the following site:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27007053. You may download the
specific fix pack you need from the following:
Release APAR Download URL
V9.7 FP9 IC95641 http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24036646
V9.8 IC97762 Not available. Please contact technical support.
V10.1 IC97737 Not available. Please contact technical support.
V10.5 IC97738 Not available. Please contact technical support.
Contact Technical Support:
In the United States and Canada dial 1-800-IBM-SERV
View the support contacts for other countries outside of the United States.
Electronically open a Service Request with DB2 Technical Support.
Note: IBMs statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject
to change or withdrawal without notice at IBMs sole discretion. Information
regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product
direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The
information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment,
promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality.
Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any
contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or
functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
December 13, 2013: Original version published.
*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 Security Bulletin.
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 ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT
OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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