Critical flaw discovered in IBM DB2

IBM's DB2 database management system contains a flaw that could be exploited remotely by an attacker to take control of a system.

IBM has issued a patch to plug a critical flaw in its DB2 database management system that an attacker could exploit...

to take complete control of a system.

The flaw was discovered in DB2 version 9.1 Fixpack 2 Enterprise server edition. A buffer overflow condition exists within the sysproc.auth_list_groups_for_authid function.

The discovery was made Ariel Sanchez of New York City-based database security vendor, Application Security Inc. The vendor issued an advisory Friday for the DB2 flaw after IBM released a fix.

Dig Deeper on Database Security Management

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCloudSecurity

SearchNetworking

SearchCIO

SearchConsumerization

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

SearchCloudComputing

ComputerWeekly

Close