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Vulnerability in IBM Db2 Leads to Information Disclosure, Denial of Service

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Aug
2020
Vulnerability in IBM Db2 Leads to Information Disclosure, Denial of Service

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Trustwave, which identified the vulnerability and reported it to IBM, says that the issue exists because the developers forgot to include explicit memory protections for the shared memory that the Db2 trace facility uses.

A malicious local user could gain read and write access to that memory area, allowing them to access critically sensitive data or to modify the functionality of the trace subsystem, thus leading to a denial of service condition in the database.

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