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Security Bulletin: IBM® Db2® is vulnerable to privilege escalation via loading libraries from an untrusted path (CVE-2019-4094).

Security Bulletin


Summary

Db2 binaries load shared libraries from an untrusted path, potentially giving low privileged local user root access.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-4094
DESCRIPTION: IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows (includes DB2 Connect Server) binaries load shared libraries from an untrusted path potentially giving low privilege user full access to root by loading a malicious shared library.
CVSS Base Score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/158014 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)

Affected Products and Versions

All fix pack levels of IBM Db2 V9.7, V10.1, V10.5, and V11.1 editions on all platforms except Windows are affected. Windows platforms are not affected.

Remediation/Fixes

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

FIX:

The fix for DB2 V11.1 is in V11.1.4.4 iFix001, available for download from Fix Central.

Customers running any vulnerable fixpack level of an affected Program, V9.7, V10.1, V10.5, and V11.1, 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, V10.1 FP6, V10.5 FP10 and V11.1.4.4. They can be applied to any affected fixpack level of the appropriate release to remediate this vulnerability.

 
Release Fixed in fix pack APAR Download URL
V9.7 TBD Special Build for V9.7 FP11:

AIX 64-bit
HP-UX 64-bit
Linux 32-bit, x86-32
Linux 64-bit, x86-64
Linux 64-bit, POWER™ big endian
Linux 64-bit, System z®, System z9® or zSeries®
Solaris 64-bit, SPARC
Solaris 64-bit, x86-64

V10.1 TBD IT27200 Special Build for V10.1 FP6:

AIX 64-bit
HP-UX 64-bit
Linux 32-bit, x86-32
Linux 64-bit, x86-64
Linux 64-bit, POWER™ big endian
Linux 64-bit, System z®, System z9® or zSeries®
Solaris 64-bit, SPARC
Solaris 64-bit, x86-64
 

V10.5 TBD IT27191 Special Build for V10.5 FP10:

AIX 64-bit
HP-UX 64-bit
Linux 32-bit, x86-32
Linux 64-bit, x86-64
Linux 64-bit, POWER™ big endian
Linux 64-bit, POWER™ little endian
Linux 64-bit, System z®, System z9® or zSeries®
Solaris 64-bit, SPARC
Solaris 64-bit, x86-64
Inspur

V11.1 11.1.4.4 iFix001 IT27199 https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm1087475

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

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References

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Acknowledgement

The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Rich Mirch.

Change History

March 12, 2019: Original Version Published.
March 20, 2019: Removed Windows from the list of affected platforms. Windows is not affected.

*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

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
21 March 2019

UID

ibm10875860