IBM DB2 Universal Database 9.x Data cryptographic issues

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A vulnerability was found in IBM DB2 Universal Database 9.x (Database Software). It has been classified as problematic. This affects an unknown part of the component Data Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a weak encryption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-310. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 04/23/2010 by Martin with IBM (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2009-3555 since 10/05/2009. The attack needs to be done within the local network. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1600 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

A public exploit has been developed in ANSI C. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is shared for download at We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 73566 (AIX OpenSSL Advisory : ssl_advisory.asc), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family AIX Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 19563 (IBM DB2 9.7 Prior to Fix Pack 2 Multiple Vulnerabilities).

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. A possible mitigation has been published 10 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (54158), SecurityTracker (ID 1024789), Tenable (73566) and Exploit-DB (10579). The entries 4161, 7826, 11279 and 52951 are related to this item.





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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.7

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Class: Weak encryption
CWE: CWE-310
ATT&CK: T1600

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Remote: Partially

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 73566
Nessus Name: AIX OpenSSL Advisory : ssl_advisory.asc
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OpenVAS ID: 68998
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2161-2 (openjdk-6)
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10/05/2009 🔍
11/04/2009 +30 days 🔍
11/09/2009 +5 days 🔍
11/26/2009 +17 days 🔍
04/23/2010 +147 days 🔍
05/03/2010 +10 days 🔍
11/26/2010 +207 days 🔍
11/27/2010 +1 days 🔍
01/06/2011 +40 days 🔍
04/16/2014 +1196 days 🔍
04/28/2019 +1838 days 🔍



Researcher: Martin
Organization: IBM
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2009-3555 (🔍)

X-Force: 54158 - Transport Layer Security (TLS) handshake renegotiation weak security, Medium Risk
SecurityTracker: 1024789
SecurityFocus: 36935 - Multiple Vendor TLS Protocol Session Renegotiation Security Vulnerability
Secunia: 42379 - IBM WebSphere MQ Internet Pass-Thru TLS Renegotiation Vulnerability, Less Critical
OSVDB: 60521 - Ingate Firewall/SIParator SSL / TLS Renegotiation Handshakes MiTM Plaintext Data Injection
Vupen: ADV-2010-3086

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Created: 05/03/2010 02:00 AM
Updated: 04/28/2019 11:55 AM
Changes: (3) exploit_url source_secunia_date source_exploitdb
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