IBM Db2 High Performance Unload has addressed the following vulnerability:Unquoted Service Path
DESCRIPTION: IBM DB2 High Performance Unload could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an untrusted search path vulnerability. By using a executable file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/168298 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
HPU have solved the problem in the installer, so that the future releases will not be affected.
For the existing releases and already existing installations on Windows, please refer to below workaround method for updating the Windows service appropriately, so that it would not be affected by this problem any more.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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Third Party Acknowledgement Info: The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Rich Mirch
10 Dec 2019: Initial Publication
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20 December 2019