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IBM DB2 XML Feature DoS and CREATE VARIABLE Security Bypass Vulnerabilities

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Databases

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Wont Fix

Created

Created

10 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The host is running IBM DB2 and is prone to denial of service and security bypass vulnerabilities.

Insight

Insight

The flaws are due to an, - Improper checks on variables, An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially crafted SQL statement to bypass table restrictions and obtain sensitive information. - Error in the XML feature allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service by calling the XMLPARSE function with a crafted string expression.

Affected Software

Affected Software

IBM DB2 version 9.5 before FP9 and IBM DB2 version 9.7 before FP5

Solution

Solution

No known solution was made available for at least one year since the disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore. General solution options are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective features, remove the product or replace the product by another one.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)