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Security Bulletin: IBM DB2 Accessories Suite for Linux, UNIX and Windows denial of service vulneribility (CVE-2013-5879)

Security Bulletin


A local attacker could cause denial of service or remote attacker can execute code on server installations.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5879

  • DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in the IBM DB2 Accessories suite for Linux, Unix and Windows could allow a local attacker to cause a denial of service or possibly be used by a remote attacker to execute code on server installations.

  • CVSS Base Score: 6.8
    CVSS Temporal Score: See
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

    Affected Products and Versions

    • IBM DB2 10.1, Accessories Suite for Linux, UNIX and Windows
    • IBM DB2 Accessories Suite for Linux, UNIX and Windows 10.5


    Check to see if either <DB2_install_dir>/db2tss/Stellent or <instance home>/db2tss/Stellent are installed directories.  If neither of these directories exist, then the environment is not vulnerable to this risk.

    If you do see the Stellent directory then check the following:

    Check the file located in <DB2_install_dir>/db2tss. If the file does not exist, or if the properties file exists, but the version number in the properties file is less than V2.1.0, reinstallation of the latest release is necessary:

    1. Download the Accessories Suite and extract the installer
    2. Stop the text search service: db2ts stop for text
    3. Run the installer to upgrade your existing setup

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    Workarounds and Mitigations

    None known

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    Change History

    Aug-20-2014: Original Version Published

    *The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.


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    Document Information

    Modified date:
    16 June 2018