IBM DB2 Universal Database up to 9.0 sqlrlaka memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in IBM DB2 Universal Database up to 9.0 (Database Software). This affects the function sqlrlaka. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The weakness was presented 08/28/2008 by Martin Rakhmanov with Application Security Inc. (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2008-3854 since 08/28/2008. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 33763 (IBM DB2 < 9.5 Fix Pack 1 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 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 databases at X-Force (42935), Vulnerability Center (SBV-19629) and Tenable (33763). See 3463, 3464, 3462 and 38411 for similar entries.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.8

VulDB Base Score: 9.8
VulDB 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: 33763
Nessus Name: IBM DB2 < 9.5 Fix Pack 1 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: DB2 Universal Database 9.1
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Researcher: Martin Rakhmanov
Organization: Application Security Inc.
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2008-3854 (🔍)
X-Force: 42935
Vulnerability Center: 19629 - IBM DB2 &lt; FixPak 5 Multiple Stack-Based Buffer Overflows Allow Remote DoS Attacks, Medium
SecurityFocus: 29601 - IBM DB2 Universal Database Prior to 9.1 Fixpak 5 Multiple Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 30558
OSVDB: 46264 - IBM DB2 Universal Database XMLQUERY Statement Overflow
Vupen: ADV-2008-1769

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Created: 03/17/2015 04:11 PM
Updated: 08/17/2019 06:40 PM
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