VDB-4278 · CVE-2011-0731 · BID 46052

IBM DB2 9.1/9.5/9.7 Administration Server receiveDASMessage memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in IBM DB2 9.1/9.5/9.7 (Database Software). Affected is the function receiveDASMessage of the component Administration Server. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as 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. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 01/28/2011 with ZDI (Website). The advisory is available at zerodayinitiative.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2011-0731 since 02/01/2011. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 51841 (IBM DB2 9.5 < Fix Pack 7 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.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at www-01.ibm.com. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 11283. The filter is assigned to the category Vulnerabilities.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-29554) and Tenable (51841). See 57307 for similar entry.






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

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 51841
Nessus Name: IBM DB2 9.5 < Fix Pack 7 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 801589
OpenVAS Name: IBM DB2 Administration Server (DAS) Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
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Patch: www-01.ibm.com
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Vendor: ibm.com

Advisory: zerodayinitiative.com
Organization: ZDI
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2011-0731 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 29554 - IBM DB2 9.1, 9.5, 9.7 Administration Server (DAS) Component Remote Code Execution, High
SecurityFocus: 46052 - IBM DB2 Administration Server (DAS) Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 43059 - IBM DB2 Administration Server "receiveDASMessage()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilit, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 70683 - IBM DB2 Administration Server Unspecified Overflow

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Created: 02/15/2011 10:37 AM
Updated: 03/18/2021 06:13 PM
Changes: 02/15/2011 10:37 AM (87), 04/03/2017 06:09 PM (10), 03/18/2021 06:13 PM (2)
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