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Vulnerability Assessment Details

DB2 < 8.1 Fixpack 14

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks DB2 signature

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote database server is affected by multiple issues.

Description :

According to its version, the installation of DB2 on the remote host
may crash when processing specially-crafted SQLJRA packets because it
tries to dereference a NULL pointer in the function
'sqle_db2ra_as_recvrequest'. A remote attacker can send such packets
without authentication to deny service to legitimate users of the
application.

In addition, the fenced userid may be able to access directories
without proper authorization.

See also :

http://www.appsecinc.com/resources/alerts/db2/2006-11-30.shtml
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24014043
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1IY86711

Solution :

Apply DB2 UDB Version 8.1 FixPak 14 or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.3
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:N/I:N/A:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 21646, 22729

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2007 Tenable Network Security

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