IBM DB2 9.5/9.7/9.8 XML Feature resource management

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in IBM DB2 9.5/9.7/9.8 (Database Software). This affects an unknown functionality of the component XML Feature. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-399. This is going to have an impact on availability. The summary by CVE is:

The XML feature in IBM DB2 9.5 before FP9, 9.7 through FP5, and 9.8 through FP4 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) by calling the XMLPARSE function with a crafted string expression.

The weakness was shared 03/06/2012 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2012-0712 since 01/17/2012. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. The successful exploitation needs a authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 59905 (IBM DB2 9.8 < 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. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 120294 (IBM DB2 Multiple Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading to version 9.5 Fix Pack 9 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (73496), Tenable (59905), SecurityFocus (BID 52326†), OSVDB (79845†) and Secunia (SA48279†).







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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 59905
Nessus Name: IBM DB2 9.8 < Fix Pack 5 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Upgrade: DB2 9.5 Fix Pack 9


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CVE: CVE-2012-0712 (🔍)

X-Force: 73496
SecurityFocus: 52326 - IBM DB2 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 48279 - IBM DB2 Multiple Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 79845
Vulnerability Center: 35410 - IBM DB2 XML Feature \x27XMLPARSE\x27 Function Allows Remote DoS via a Crafted String Expression, Medium


Created: 03/08/2012 09:43 AM
Updated: 03/21/2021 09:41 AM
Changes: 03/08/2012 09:43 AM (68), 04/14/2017 10:12 AM (9), 03/21/2021 09:41 AM (3)
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