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Security Bulletin: Infosphere BigInsights is affected by a vulnerability in DB2 (CVE-2015-1947).

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Infosphere BigInsights is affected by a local escalation of privilege vulnerability in DB2 (CVE-2015-1947). The vulnerability exists in the Big SQL server component included in BigInsights.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-1947
IBM DB2 is vulnerable to a privilege escalation due to improper built of binaries. A local user could place a malicious library in a location that a SETGID or SETUID binary would execute and gain root level access.
CVSS Base Score: 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM InfoSphere BigInsights: 3.0,,, 4.0


For affected versions, apply the interim fix from Fix Central by following instructions in Readme.

BigInsights VersionFix Central Link to DB2 installable imageReadme
3.0 / / BuildBigInsights Readme for CVE-2015-1947.docxBigInsights Readme for CVE-2015-1947.docx BuildBigInsights Readme for CVE-2015-1947.docxBigInsights Readme for CVE-2015-1947.docx
4.04.0 BuildBigInsights 4.0 Readme for CVE-2015-1947.docxBigInsights 4.0 Readme for CVE-2015-1947.docx

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Change History

17 December 2015: Original Version Published

*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.


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Document Information

Modified date:
08 April 2021