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Category:   Application (Database)  >   IBM DB2 Vendors:   IBM
IBM DB2 Unsafe Library Loading Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030670
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030670
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-0907   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 5 2014
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.5, 9.7, 9.8, 10.1, 10.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM DB2. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The software loads libraries from insecure directories. A local user can place an alternate library in certain locations to cause arbitrary code to be executed with root privileges.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21672100

Vendor URL:  www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21672100 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Aug 12 2014 (IBM Issues Fix for IBM Tivoli Monitoring) IBM DB2 Unsafe Library Loading Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
IBM has issued a fix for IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.x.



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