Team SHATTER Advisory: IBM DB2 Buffer overflow in sysproc.auth_list_groups_for_authid



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AppSecInc Team SHATTER Security Advisory

IBM DB2 Buffer overflow in sysproc.auth_list_groups_for_authid

August 31st 2007

Risk Level:
High

Affected versions:
DB2 9.1 Fixpack 2 Enterprise server edition

Remote exploitable:
Yes

Credits:
This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Ariel Sanchez of
Application Security Inc.

Details:
Buffer overflow on sysproc.auth_list_groups_for_authid function. By
passing an overly long value of more then 40-bytes to the
auth_list_groups_for_authid function, a stack-based buffer can be
overflowed.

OS:
Windows 2003 sp1

Install options:
DB2 Installed with all defaults but with Notifications disabled

Impact:
An attacker can use this to cause a denial of service or take complete
control of an affected system.

Vendor Status:
Vendor was contacted and a patch was released.

Fix:
To fix the problem apply the fixpak 3 for DB2 version 9.1
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/data/db2/support/db2_9/

APAR:
IZ01828

Links:
Application Security, Inc advisory:
http://www.appsecinc.com/resources/alerts/db2/2007-01.shtml
IBM APAR: http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1IZ01828

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