IBM DB2 Universal Database up to 9.0 DAS memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, has been found in IBM DB2 Universal Database up to 9.0 (Database Software). Affected by this issue is the function DAS. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product 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. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Buffer overflow in the DAS server program in the Core DAS function component in IBM DB2 9.1 before FP4a and 9.5 before FP1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via unspecified vectors. NOTE: this might be related to CVE-2007-3676.

The weakness was disclosed 08/28/2008 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2008-3853 since 08/28/2008. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 08/02/2021).

Upgrading to version 9.1 eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 8789.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (45141).







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Upgrade: DB2 Universal Database 9.1
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04/16/2008 🔍
05/13/2008 +27 days 🔍
06/02/2008 +19 days 🔍
08/28/2008 +87 days 🔍
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CVE: CVE-2008-3853 (🔍)
X-Force: 45141
Vulnerability Center: 38321 - IBM DB2 DAS Server Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Allows Remote Code Execution \\ DoS, High
SecurityFocus: 29601
Secunia: 29784 - IBM DB2 Multiple Vulnerabilities, Less Critical


Created: 03/17/2015 04:11 PM
Updated: 08/02/2021 07:52 AM
Changes: 03/17/2015 04:11 PM (59), 04/24/2017 01:18 PM (5), 08/02/2021 07:52 AM (3)
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