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Security Bulletin: Local escalation of privilege vulnerability in IBM® DB2® LUW (CVE-2015-1947)

Security Bulletin


Summary

A vulnerability in IBM DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows could allow a local user to gain elevated privilege.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-1947
DESCRIPTION: IBM DB2 is vulnerable to a privilege escalation due to improper build of binaries
CVSS Base Score: 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/103202 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected Products and Versions

All fix pack levels of IBM DB2 V9.7, V10.1 and V10.5 editions listed below and running on AIX, Linux, HP, Solaris are affected. DB2 running on Windows is not vulnerable.

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®

IBM® DB2® pureScale™ Feature for Enterprise Server Edition, V9.8, running on AIX or Linux is affected.

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the appropriate fix for this vulnerability.

The fix for DB2 and DB2 Connect release V10.1 is in V10.1 FP6 and V10.5 is in V10.5 FP7, available for download from Fix Central.

Customers running any vulnerable fixpack level of an affected Program, V9.7 can download the special build containing the interim fix for this issue from Fix Central. These special builds are available based on the most recent fixpack level for each impacted release: DB2 V9.7 FP11, 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 V9.7 FP10 will be made available on request.

Refer to the folowing chart to determine how to proceed to obtain a needed fixpack or special build.


For DB2 V9.5 and lower, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Contact Technical Support:

In the United States and Canada dial 1-800-IBM-SERV
View the support contacts for other countries outside of the United States.
Electronically open a Service Request with DB2 Technical Support.

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Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

None

Change History

Decmeber 7, 2015: Original Version Published
February 1, 2016: Updated with download links for special build.
February 28, 2017: Updated with download links for V10.1 FP6.

*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.

Disclaimer

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES ""AS IS"" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2018

UID

swg21970376