IBM DB2 Universal Database up to 9.0 information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in IBM DB2 Universal Database up to 9.0 (Database Software). It has been classified as critical. Affected is some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-200. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 04/22/2008. The weakness was released 08/28/2008 by Martin Rakhmanov with Application Security Inc. (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2008-3857 since 08/28/2008. The exploitability is told to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 49 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 33128 (IBM DB2 < 9 Fix Pack 5 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 (45139), Vulnerability Center (SBV-19632) and Tenable (33128). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 3463, 3464, 3462 and 38411.





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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: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 33128
Nessus Name: IBM DB2 < 9 Fix Pack 5 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: DB2 Universal Database 9.1
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04/22/2008 🔍
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06/02/2008 +41 days 🔍
06/10/2008 +8 days 🔍
08/28/2008 +79 days 🔍
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10/02/2008 +35 days 🔍
03/17/2015 +2357 days 🔍
08/17/2019 +1614 days 🔍



Researcher: Martin Rakhmanov
Organization: Application Security Inc.
Status: Not defined
Confirmation: 🔍

CVE: CVE-2008-3857 (🔍)
X-Force: 45139
Vulnerability Center: 19632 - IBM DB2 9.1 &lt; Fixpak 5 Base Service Utilities Component Keeps Cleartext Password in Memory, Low
SecurityFocus: 29601 - IBM DB2 Universal Database Prior to 9.1 Fixpak 5 Multiple Vulnerabilities
OSVDB: 48429 - IBM DB2 UDB Base Service Utilities information disclosure
Vupen: ADV-2008-1769

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Created: 03/17/2015 04:11 PM
Updated: 08/17/2019 07:01 PM
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