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Category:   Application (Database)  >   IBM DB2 Vendors:   IBM
IBM DB2 Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018801
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018801
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-2582   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Oct 13 2007
Original Entry Date:  Oct 11 2007
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.1, 8.2
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in DB2. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to the DB2JDS service on TCP port 6789 to trigger a stack overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

A remote user can send a specially crafted LANG parameter value or a packet length over 32768 bytes to cause the target service to crash.

The vendor was notified on November 9, 2006.

TippingPoint reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-07-056.html

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (8.1 FixPak 15, 8.2 FixPak 8), available at:

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=0&uid=swg24016650

The IBM advisory is available at:

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1IY97750

Vendor URL:  www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1IY97750 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 10 Oct 2007 14:51:46 -0700
Subject:  ZDI-07-056: IBM DB2 DB2JDS Multiple Vulnerabilities

ZDI-07-056: IBM DB2 DB2JDS Multiple Vulnerabilities
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-07-056.html
October 10, 2007

-- CVE ID:
CVE-2007-5324

-- Affected Vendor:
IBM

-- 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
TippingPoint IPS:

    http://www.tippingpoint.com 

-- 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
vulnerabilities.

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
terminate.

-- Vendor Response:
IBM has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can
be found at:

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1IY97750

-- 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):
Established by TippingPoint, a division of 3Com, The Zero Day Initiative
(ZDI) represents a best-of-breed model for rewarding security
researchers for responsibly disclosing discovered vulnerabilities.

Researchers interested in getting paid for their security research
through the ZDI can find more information and sign-up at:

    http://www.zerodayinitiative.com

The ZDI is unique in how the acquired vulnerability information is used.
3Com does not re-sell the vulnerability details or any exploit code.
Instead, upon notifying the affected product vendor, 3Com provides its
customers with zero day protection through its intrusion prevention
technology. Explicit details regarding the specifics of the
vulnerability are not exposed to any parties until an official vendor
patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the altruistic aim of
helping to secure a broader user base, 3Com provides this vulnerability
information confidentially to security vendors (including competitors)
who have a vulnerability protection or mitigation product.


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