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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity High
Score 7.3/10


IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows 9.2, 10.1, 10.5, and 11.1 (includes DB2 Connect Server) is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking which could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code. IBM X-Force ID: 125159.

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  • HIGH
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  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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.


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