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Category:   Application (Database)  >   Informix Vendors:   IBM
IBM Informix Dynamic Server JDBC Connection Password Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022955
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-3470   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Oct 6 2009
Original Entry Date:  Sep 29 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 10.00.xC11, 11.10.xC4, 11.50.xC5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Informix Dynamic Server. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can a send specially crafted password value via a JDBC connection to trigger a memory corruption error and cause an assertion failure or cause the target service to crash.

A password that is more than 512 bytes length can trigger the flaw.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target service to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (APAR IC61195; 10.00.xC11, 11.10.xC4, 11.50.xC5).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (DGUX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Open UNIX-SCO), UNIX (macOS/OS X), UNIX (SGI/IRIX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), UNIX (Tru64), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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