IBM DB2 DTS To String Conversion - Denial of Service Vulnerability

2014-07-01T00:00:00
ID SSV:78372
Type seebug
Reporter Root
Modified 2014-07-01T00:00:00

Description

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                                                source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/11400/info

IBM DB2 is reported prone to a denial of service vulnerability when DTS to string conversion is carried out.

It is reported that during a DTS to string conversion a trap occurs if an empty formatting string is provided. The vulnerability is exposed in the 'to_char' and 'to_date' conversion functions. 

select to_char('aaa','') from sysibm.sysdummy1
select to_date('aaa', '') from sysibm.sysdummy1