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Team SHATTER Security Advisory
IBM DB2 UDB Arbitrary file overwrite in SYSPROC.NNSTAT procedure
April 17th 2008
All versions of IBM DB2 Database Server.
Yes (Authentication to Database Server is needed)
This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Cesar Cerrudo of
Application Security Inc.
NNSTAT procedure retrieves currently available statistics on one or more
By supplying an existing file as a log file parameter, arbitrary files
can be overwritten on the system.
The NNSTAT procedure is installed by default.
Any low privileged user can exploit this vulnerability to execute
Vendor was contacted and a patch was released.
To fix the problem apply the FP16(v8), FP4a(v9.1) and FP1(v9.5):
IZ06976 - V8 FP16
IZ06977 - V9.1 FP4a
IZ10776 - V9.5 FP1
Vendor Notification - 9/11/2007
Vendor Response - 11/14/2007
Fix - 4/15/2008
Public Disclosure - 4/17/2008
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