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Security Bulletin: IBM® DB2® LUW on AIX and Linux Affected by Multiple Vulnerabilities in GPFS (CVE-2016-2984, CVE-2016-2985).

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Summary

DB2 LUW is affected by multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® General Parallel File System, Version 3.5 and 4.1.1 that is used by DB2® pureScale™ Feature on AIX and Linux.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-2984
DESCRIPTION:
A security vulnerability has been identified in IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM GPFS that could allow a local attacker to execute commands as root by supplying command line parameters to setuid programs.
CVSS Base Score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/114000 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2016-2985
DESCRIPTION:
A security vulnerability has been identified in IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM GPFS that could allow a local attacker to execute commands as root by setting environment variables processed by setuid programs.
CVSS Base Score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/114001 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
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

All fix pack levels of IBM DB2 V10.1, V10.5 and V11.1 editions listed below, running on AIX and Linux are affected, and only for those customers who have DB2® pureScale™ Feature installed.

IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition
IBM DB2 Workgroup Server Edition
IBM DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition
IBM DB2 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition
IBM DB2 Direct Advanced Edition
IBM DB2 Direct Standard Edition

Remediation/Fixes

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

FIX:

The fix for DB2 release V10.1 is in V10.1 FP6, V10.5 is in V10.5 FP8 and V11.1.1 is in V11.1.1 FP1, available for download from Fix Central.

Customers running DB2 V10.1 FP5 or lower can contact IBM technical support to obtain the GPFS eFix. Before installing the GPFS eFix, the DB2 level might need to be upgraded to the level that includes the supported GPFS level. Do not attempt to upgrade GPFS by any other means. The table below lists the DB2 releases, the prerequisite that needs to be installed first and the GPFS efix to request from IBM technical support.

DB2 ReleaseInstall following prerequisite before installing efixObtain following GPFS efix from IBM technical support
10.1AIX 64-bit
Linux 64-bit, x86-64
3.5.0.29 efix 8

The GPFS efix install instructions are available here:http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27048484

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.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

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References

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Change History

September 15, 2016: Original version published.
December 15, 2016: Updated bulletin with V11.1.1 FP1 Fix Central URL.
February 28, 2017: Updated bulletin with V10.1 FP6 Fix Central URL.

*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

swg21989842