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Security Bulletin: IBM Informix Dynamic Server is affected by privilege escalation vulnerabilities

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM Informix Dynamic Server has addressed the following vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1630
DESCRIPTION: IBM Informix Dynamic Server v12.10 could allow a local user logged in with database administrator user to gain root privileges through a symbolic link vulnerability in onmode.
CVSS Base Score: 8.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/144430 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)
CVEID: CVE-2018-1631
DESCRIPTION: IBM Informix Dynamic Server v12.10 could allow a local user logged in with database administrator user to gain root privileges through a symbolic link vulnerability in oninit mongohash.
CVSS Base Score: 8.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/144431 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)
CVEID: CVE-2018-1632
DESCRIPTION: IBM Informix Dynamic Server v12.10 could allow a local user logged in with database administrator user to gain root privileges through a symbolic link vulnerability in IDS .infxdirs.
CVSS Base Score: 8.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/144432 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)
CVEID: CVE-2018-1633
DESCRIPTION: IBM Informix Dynamic Server v12.10 could allow a local user logged in with database administrator user to gain root privileges through a symbolic link vulnerability in onsrvapd.
CVSS Base Score: 8.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/144434 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)
CVEID: CVE-2018-1634
DESCRIPTION: IBM Informix Dynamic Server v12.10 could allow a local user logged in with database administrator user to gain root privileges through a symbolic link vulnerability in infos.DBSERVERNAME.
CVSS Base Score: 8.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/144437 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)
CVEID: CVE-2018-1635
DESCRIPTION: Stack-based buffer overflow in oninit in IBM Informix Dynamic Server 12.10 allows an authenticated user to execute predefined code with root privileges, such as escalating to a root shell.
CVSS Base Score: 8.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/144439 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)
CVEID: CVE-2018-1636
DESCRIPTION: Stack-based buffer overflow in oninit in IBM Informix Dynamic Server 12.10 allows an authenticated user to execute predefined code with root privileges, such as escalating to a root shell.
CVSS Base Score: 8.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/144441 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)
CVEID: CVE-2018-1796
DESCRIPTION: IBM Informix Dynamic Server could allow a local user to load malicious libraries and gain root privileges.
CVSS Base Score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/149426 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2019-4253
DESCRIPTION: IBM Informix Dynamic Server could allow a local privileged Informix user to load a malicious shared library and gain root access privileges.
CVSS Base Score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/159941 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected IBM Informix Dynamic Server
Affected Versions
IBM Informix Dynamic Server on Linux platforms 12.10.FC1 through 12.10.FC12

Remediation/Fixes

Upgrade Informix to 12.10.

Product
VRMF
Remediation / First Fix
IBM Informix Dynamic Server
12.10.FC13

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Acknowledgement

Vulnerabilities were reported to IBM by Eddie Zhu, Ruhai Zhang, Sicheng Liu, Dijing Wang, Guanglu Yu at BEIJING DBSEC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.

Change History

7 August 2019: Original version published

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
07 August 2019

UID

ibm10964987