IBM DB2 contains a sensitive information exposure vulnerability. A remote, authenticated DB2 user could exploit this vulnerability by executing a series of commands via the monitoring or audit facility to view sensitive data.
DESCRIPTION: IBM DB2 contains a sensitive information exposure vulnerability. A remote, authenticated DB2 user with required DB2 privileges (i.e. SECADM, SYSADM, Instance owner, DATAACCESS, DBADM, SQLADM and WLMADM or user with EXECUTE privilege to the monitor routines that return SQL statements) could exploit this vulnerability by executing a series of commands via the monitoring or audit facility to view password in SQL statements containing ENCRYPT/DECRYPT UDFs or federated DDL statement.
You are affected by this vulnerability if you have monitoring or audit enabled and you use federated DDL (i.e. CREATE SERVER or CREATE/ALTER USER MAPPING) or the ENCRYPT/DECRYPT UDFs which have a password parameter.
If you notice significant performance, you should try to rebind your packages.
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/91981 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
All fix pack levels of IBM DB2 V9.5, V9.7, V10.1 and V10.5 editions listed below and running on AIX, Linux, HP, Solaris or Windows are affected.
IBM® DB2® Express Edition
IBM® DB2® Workgroup Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Enterprise Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Advanced Enterprise Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Advanced Workgroup Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ Application Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ Enterprise Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ Unlimited Edition for System i®
IBM® DB2® Connect™ Unlimited Edition for System z®
The DB2 Connect products mentioned are affected only if a local database has been created.
IBM® DB2® pureScale™ Feature for Enterprise Server Edition, V9.8, running on AIX or Linux is affected.
The recommended solution is to apply the appropriate fix for this vulnerability.
The fix for DB2 and DB2 Connect V9.7 is in FP11, V10.1 is in V10.1 FP5 and V10.5 is in V10.5 FP6, available for download from Fix Central.
Customers running any vulnerable fixpack level of an affected Program, V9.5 or V9.8 can contact support to obtain a special build containing an interim fix for this issue. These special builds are available based on the most recent fixpack level for each impacted release: DB2 V9.5 FP10 or DB2 V9.8 FP5. They can be applied to any affected fixpack level of the appropriate release to remediate this vulnerability. Additionally fixes based on DB2 V9.5 FP9, DB2 V9.7 FP10, DB2 V10.1 FP4 or V10.5 FP5 will be made available on request.
Refer to the folowing chart to determine how to proceed to obtain a needed fixpack or special build.
|Release||Fixed in fix pack||APAR||Download URL|
|V9.5||TBD||Please contact technical support.|
|V9.8||TBD||Please contact technical support.|
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Workarounds and Mitigations
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April 30, 2015: Original Version Published
May 21, 2015: Updated vulnerability description.
July 10, 2015: Updated with V10.1 FP5 fix info
Aug 13, 2015: Updated with V10.5 FP6 fix info
Oct 2, 2015: Updated with V9.7 FP11 fix info
*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.
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16 June 2018