VDB-76428 · CVE-2015-0157 · BID 75947

IBM DB2 9.7/9.8/10.1/10.5 Scalar input validation

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in IBM DB2 9.7/9.8/10.1/10.5 (Database Software). Affected is some unknown functionality of the component Scalar Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. This is going to have an impact on availability. CVE summarizes:

IBM DB2 9.7 through FP10, 9.8 through FP5, 10.1 before FP5, and 10.5 through FP5 on Linux, UNIX, and Windows allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) by leveraging an unspecified scalar function in a SQL statement.

The weakness was presented 07/14/2015 by Igor Kopylenko as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at www-304.ibm.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2015-0157 since 11/18/2014. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. A authentication is required for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 84826 (IBM DB2 10.1 < Fix Pack 5 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Bar Mitzvah)), 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 19986 (IBM DB2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (swg21633303)).

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (84826).







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Class: Input validation

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 84826
Nessus Name: IBM DB2 10.1 < Fix Pack 5 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Bar Mitzvah)
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OpenVAS ID: 801009
OpenVAS Name: IBM DB2 Multiple Vulnerabilities - July15
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11/18/2014 🔍
07/10/2015 +234 days 🔍
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05/31/2022 +2493 days 🔍


Vendor: ibm.com

Advisory: www-304.ibm.com
Researcher: Igor Kopylenko
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-0157 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1032882 - IBM DB2 Scalar Function Bugs Let Remote Authenticated Users Deny Service
Vulnerability Center: 51714 - IBM DB2 9.7, 9.8, 10.1, 10.5 Remote DoS in Scalar Functions in SQL Statement, Medium
SecurityFocus: 75947 - Multiple IBM DB2 Products CVE-2015-0157 Denial of Service Vulnerability


Created: 07/14/2015 12:00 PM
Updated: 05/31/2022 09:25 AM
Changes: 07/14/2015 12:00 PM (67), 09/10/2017 10:43 AM (10), 05/31/2022 09:25 AM (3)
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