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IT05939: SECURITY: XML QUERY WILL CAUSE DB2 TO INCREASE CPU USAGE (CVE-2014-8901).

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • DB2 contains a denial of service vulnerability.  An
    authenticated user can issue a specially crafted XML query to
    cause DB2 to increase CPU usage where it will cause a
    performance degradation to the system.
    
    See security bulletin for details:
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21692358.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All DB2 systems on all Linux, Unix and Windows platforms at  *
    * service levels Version 10.1 GA  through to Version 10.1 Fix  *
    * Pack 4.                                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See Error Description                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to DB2 Version 10.1 Fix Pack 5.                      *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The complete fix for this problem first appears in DB2 Version
    10.1 Fix Pack 5 and all the subsequent Fix Packs.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT05939

  • Reported component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Reported component ID

    DB2FORLUW

  • Reported release

    A10

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-12-04

  • Closed date

    2015-07-13

  • Last modified date

    2015-07-13

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

    IT05933

  • 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

  • RA10 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
13 July 2015