Check Point Advisories

Non Compliant IBM DB2 TCP

Check Point Reference: SBP-2009-14
Date Published: 21 Apr 2009
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Monday 30 July, 2018
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description IBM DB2 Database is a relational database management system that consists of a set of services that work together to provide data processing functionalities.IBM DB2 Protections use the Distributed Relational Database Architecture (DRDA) standard.

Protection Overview

This protection enforces IBM DB2 client to server connections to comply with DRDA in terms of message length.You can choose to drop the connection (in order to prevent malicious traffic from overriding other protections) or you can choose only to log those events. A "Detect" mode makes it possible to track unauthorized traffic without blocking it.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Non Compliant IBM DB2 TCP protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  IBM Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Parsing Error - IBM DB2 client to server message

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