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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in GPFS affect IBM® DB2® LUW on AIX and Linux (CVE-2015-4974, CVE-2015-4981 & CVE-2015-7403)

Security Bulletin


Summary

DB2 LUW is affected by multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® General Parallel File System, Version V3.5 that is used by DB2® pureScale™ Feature on AIX and Linux.

Vulnerability Details

 
CVEID: CVE-2015-4974
DESCRIPTION:
IBM General Parallel File System could allow a local non privileged attacker to execute commands with root privileges.
CVSS Base Score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/105789 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2015-4981
DESCRIPTION:
IBM General Parallel File System could allow a local non privileged attacker to read system memory contents
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/105831 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)


CVEID: CVE-2015-7403
DESCRIPTION:
IBM General Parallel File System is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a user pointer dereference. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the GPFS they are on to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107108 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Customers who have DB2® pureScale™ Feature installed in their DB2 database system are affected.

All fix pack levels of IBM DB2 V10.1 and V10.5 editions listed below and running on AIX and Linux 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®

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.

FIX:

The fix for DB2 and DB2 Connect release V10.1 is in V10.1 FP6 and V10.5 is in V10.5 FP8, available for download from Fix Central.

Customers running any vulnerable fixpack level of an affected Program, V9.8 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 V9.8 FP5. They can be applied to any affected fixpack level of the appropriate release to remediate this vulnerability.

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


ReleaseFixed in fix packAPARDownload URL
V9.8 TBDIT11550Please contact technical support.
V10.1 FP6IT11549http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24043366
V10.5FP8IT11536http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24042680

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

Feb 19, 2016: Original version published
Sept 15, 2016: Updated bulletin to indicate fix now available in V10.5 FP8.
Feb 28, 2017: Updated bulletin to indicate fix now available in 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

swg21972152