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IC83417: SECURITY: POTENTIAL CRASH WITH STMM ENABLED AND DATABASE_MEMORY SET TO AUTOMATIC

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In a rare case, a malicious user with local system access could
    potentially cause a DB2 server on the system containing an
    active database with STMM enabled and DATABASE_MEMORY set to
    AUTOMATIC to crash.
    

Local fix

  • Disable automatic tuning of DATABASE_MEMORY, if possible.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * ALL                                                          *
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    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See Error Description                                        *
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    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to DB2 9.8 Fix Pack 5                                *
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Problem conclusion

  • First fixed in DB2 9.8 Fix Pack 5
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC83417

  • Reported component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Reported component ID

    DB2FORLUW

  • Reported release

    980

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2012-05-14

  • Closed date

    2017-03-08

  • Last modified date

    2017-03-08

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

    IC70473

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Fixed component ID

    DB2FORLUW

Applicable component levels

  • R980 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
08 March 2017