IBM DB2 Universal Database up to 8.2 FP16 DB2DART memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in IBM DB2 Universal Database up to 8.2 FP16 (Database Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is the function DB2DART. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The bug was discovered 01/30/2008. The weakness was disclosed 02/04/2008 with IBM (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2008-0698 since 02/11/2008. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 5 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 30153 (IBM DB2 < 8.1 Fix Pack 16 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Databases and running in the context remote.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (40592), Vulnerability Center (SBV-17587) and Tenable (30153). The entries 3576, 3578, 3580 and 3574 are pretty similar.





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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.8

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 30153
Nessus Name: IBM DB2 < 8.1 Fix Pack 16 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Organization: IBM
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CVE: CVE-2008-0698 (🔍)
X-Force: 40592
Vulnerability Center: 17587 - IBM DB2 Universal Database Administration Server Remote Code Execution, High
SecurityFocus: 27681 - IBM DB2 Universal Database DAS Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 28771
OSVDB: 41632 - IBM DB2 Universal Database DAS Server Multiple Unspecified Overflows
Vupen: ADV-2008-0401

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Created: 02/18/2008 09:57 AM
Updated: 08/04/2019 08:52 PM
Changes: (9) vulnerability_discoverydate vulnerability_cvss3_vuldb_av vulnerability_cvss3_vuldb_ac vulnerability_cvss3_vuldb_pr vulnerability_cvss3_vuldb_ui vulnerability_cvss3_vuldb_s vulnerability_cvss3_vuldb_c vulnerability_cvss3_vuldb_i vulnerability_cvss3_vuldb_a
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