Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer
Stack-based buffer overflow in db2dasrrm in the DB2 Administration Server (DAS) in IBM DB2 Universal Database 9.5 before Fix Pack 1, 9.1 before Fix Pack 4a, and 8 before FixPak 16 allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a long DASPROF environment variable.
CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow
Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.