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Category:   Application (Database)  >   IBM DB2 Vendors:   IBM
IBM DB2 GPFS Bugs Let Local Users Obtain Memory Contents, Gain Elevated Privileges, and Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035094
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035094
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-4974, CVE-2015-4981, CVE-2015-7403   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 24 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Disclosure of system information, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.8, 10.1, 10.5
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in IBM DB2. A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information from system memory. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can execute arbitrary commands on the target system with root privileges [CVE-2015-4974].

A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information from system memory on the target system [CVE-2015-4981].

A local user can trigger a pointer dereference error and cause the target General Parallel File System (GPFS) to crash [CVE-2015-7403].

These vulnerabilities reside in the GPFS component.

Impact:   A local user can cause the target GPFS to crash.

A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information from system memory on the target system.

A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

Solution:   IBM has issued a fix (APARs IT11536, IT11549, IT11550).

The IBM advisory is available at:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21972152

Vendor URL:  www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21972152 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX)

Message History:   None.


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