IBM Db2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows (includes DB2 Connect Server) could allow a local user to access and change the configuration of DB2 due to a race condition via a symbolic link.
DESCRIPTION: IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows (includes DB2 Connect Server) could allow a local user to access and change the configuration of DB2 due to a race condition of a symbolic link,.
CVSS Base score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/190909 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
All fix pack levels of IBM Db2 V11.5 edition on Linux and Unix platforms are affected. Windows is not impacted.
All other versions are not impacted.
Customers running any vulnerable fixpack level of an affected Program, V11.5 can download the special build containing the interim fix for this issue from Fix Central. This special build is available based on the most recent fixpack level for the impacted release: V11.5.5 FP1. This can be applied to any affected fixpack level of the appropriate release to remediate this vulnerability.
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This Vulnerability was found by Eddie Zhu, BEIJING DBSEC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
23 Jun 2021: Initial Publication
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28 June 2021