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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.

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